Rev. Dr. Delesslyn A. Kennebrew, J.D., M.Div.
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Salvation and Stilettos Blog
Salvation and Stilettos Blog
|Posted on July 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM|
Ready or Not... God is NOW!!! #bloggingontheGO Hebrews 13:20-21 KJV Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Greetings! BlogFam, contrary to your personal assumptions about this stiletto wearing sista, I do own a pair of tennis. Now I will admit to you that the two pair of tennis that I do own no longer comfortably support my feet because they are in need of support due to my overuse of said shoes over the last do not ask how many years. LOL! I laugh myself because having a decent pair of tennis is just not that high on my list of priorities. Well, actually, a tennis update was not a priority not until more recently when my feet started bothering me after my walking exercises. And BlogFam there is nothing like walking or running or standing still when your dogs are barking! For those of us who are able to use our feet as a means to get us from point A to point B, each step you take on that journey with feet that are hurting can be a painstakingly aggravating, frustrating, attitude adjusting, and face contorting process. All you need is a seat, a foot rub, a slower pace, or just a brand new pair of shoes. Whether you or those with whom you stand or move, are ready or not, something has got to give because ready or not your feet need attention, relief, and some peace. If you are paying attention to your feet, there are some shoes based on previous experience with those shoes, you knew before you put them on the kind of experience you would have. This pain comes as no surprise when your toes start to curl, or those shoes are conspicuously released from your feet for quick seconds at a time . You are not surprised. You knew this would be the case by virtue of this shoe. Some shoes do surprise you like my tennis did as I was walking around the track. In my mind, tennis are not supposed to hurt. But whether or not you anticipate the shift in your comfort level and whether or not you are in a position to relieve your feet of their misery immediately, I do know this: The anxiety that arises in that moment is akin to the restlessness we feel when God says NOW. When God says NOW we get uncomfortable. We look for a place to sit down. We might even keep on walking towards our destiny in spite of the pain. And we just may want to relieve ourselves of that next assignment like an ill fitting pair of shoes that might look good or were made for a decent purpose, because none of that is working now. Yet NOW is the time and ready or not, God is moving, working, answering, fixing, healing, and doing WHATEVER God needs to do to Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Friends, when God says NOW, you are already prepared, groomed, fixed, and ready for the task at hand. When God says NOW, it is time for your prayers to shift to agree with where God already is. And whether you have asked for this particular assignment or not, no longer matters. If our God has seen fit to bring you to this place or to allow these circumstances to be where you find yourself, ready or not, GOD IS NOW. God is the same God of yesterday and will be the same God of tomorrow yet it is wonderful to celebrate and rely upon the God of today, the present, the right now. BlogFam, YOU ARE READY!!! And you know that you are ready and even if you think that you are not, GOD IS NOW! Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. AND I also pray that just like your hurting feet, whether or not you anticipated the shift in your comfort level and whether or not you desire or are even in a position to relieve yourself of what this new move may bring, I do know this: when God says NOW, NEXT, NEW, ready or not, it is time for YOU to say YES. Amen.
Categories: Saying Goodbye