Thursday, June 27, 2013

Are you taking off your shoes, or plucking blackberries?

Do you know for certain God is always with you, always working in you, always acting on your behalf? And are you making that clear in your memoir?

Sometimes we don’t think God is always with us, or realize He is, but He is. 

“We look for visions from heaven and for earth-shaking events to see God’s power. Yet we never realize that all the time God is at work in our everyday events and in the people around us.” (Oswald Chambers; emphasis mine)

"Jesus is apt to come, into the very midst of life at its most real and inescapable. Not in a blaze of unearthly light, not in the midst of a sermon, not in the throes of some kind of religious daydream, but ... at supper time, or walking along a road.... Peter taking his boat back after a night at sea, and there on the shore, near a little fire of coals, a familiar figure asking, 'Children, have you any fish?'; the two men at Emmaus who knew him in the breaking of bread. He never approached from on high, but always in the midst, in the midst of people, in the midst of real life and the questions that real life asks." Frederick Buechner, The Maganificent Defeat; emphasis mine)

God is always with us, always working in us,
always working on our behalf.

Let’s not miss Him!

Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.
    ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In your memoir, 
don't be content to merely pluck blackberries.
Stand on holy ground. 
Take off your shoes.

1 comment:

  1. I love this reminder, Linda of how God is always there for us but we need to sit still long enough to listen and feel His presence. Thank you!