“Give Me a List!”

Just give me a formula, and I’ll do it!

Step one, two and three. Easy peasy. I can so do that.

But God, He fights me on this.

Every time I ask for a formula, He remains silent. So I stumble on my own, and I try my best to figure it out, and I fail, get up, try again, fail again.

Because God, He wants to draw me by love, not just obedience.

A list would be so much easier. I could check all the line items out, one at a time, doing my best by the sweat of my brow. And then, I would proudly hand Him my beautifully checked list. Smiling big, smiling proud.

But God, He wants so much more.

He wants the day-in and day-out working out of my flesh being put to death, He longs for my ears open to His counsel, He delights in my being led by His eye, His heart, His wisdom.

And God, He wants to walk the walk with me. He wants me to know His voice.

He wants me to know Him.

So I crumple my list and throw it away.


Because God, He wants to be The One taking me in.


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