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Thirty-one Days Walking Through Darkness Day 9 :: He’s Calling for Me

20121009-124721.jpgThe end of me. The slow pouring out of all of me. Empty. It is the only way to freedom. Free from the darkness. Free from the past. Free from a world that devours.

He’s calling for me.

I am wanting to go. But fear has me bound. Fear of what lies ahead. Fear of leaving behind. Fear of the unknown. Because there is comfort in the knowing. Its a fleeting comfort. Temporary. Comfort born of lies. But it wins.

He’s calling for me.

To find rest. It is simple. It’s the the emptying that’s hard. That letting go of self. To be completely poured out. It’s hard.

He’s calling for me.

To be empty. To be poured out. I feel the calling and the holding back. And I see it. I see me. Poured out. Empty. Arms open wide and fingers unfurled. Eyes closed with face toward heaven. I can feel the freedom. It’s warm. And it’s orange. And I am soaring.

God, are you there?
I’m here.
I am right here.


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Soul Freedom

We listen impatiently. Squirming with anticipation. The thud. The dull sound that catapults the light toward heaven, with tail streaming long toward earth. Eyes now searching the sky in wonder. The moment of darkness right before the burst. Then in happens. The sky bursts wide open in a roar of thunder. Red. white blue. They dance across midnight. Soar across heavens. Slowly falling into earth.

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This is freedom. Real soul freedom. The freedom found only in the trusting, in the letting go, falling straight into our Savior’s arms. The freedom found only in the grasp of God.

Standing on the edge, toes grip tight as I wait for the thud. Eyes fixed and focused. I am ready. My eyes close. I feel the anticipation. I hear it in each heart beat. Just let go… And I do. And I am soaring. And I am falling. And it’s freedom.

He holds me right there in His grasp.

For where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
II Corinthians 3:17

By His grace alone,
Shelly

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