Tuesday, February 2, 2016

holding back

Today we read the February 2nd selection from A Year with C.S. Lewis. If you want to follow along, you can purchase this book from bn.com for only $2.99 as an e-book.

Lewis continues his thought from yesterday. He explains much in this one short sentence: “When we try to keep within us an area that is our own, we try to keep an area of death.”

That expresses so clearly what my blog has been trying to say over the last several days. “Holding out” on God isn't keeping a killjoy from spoiling our fun. It's a stupid choice, wherein we decide to hold on to our small, sinful, selfish ways instead of opening ourselves up to the life giving, world changing lives that He wants for each of us.

You probably know someone who is given a great opportunity to do something new and bigger than what he's done before. And you've seen that person draw back, usually out of fear. And deprive himself of a really amazing life by doing so.

Jesus stands at your door and knocks. He is waiting for you to respond, to accept the amazing, bigger world that He wants you to live in. Don't be afraid. Open the door, invite Him in to all areas of your life, and begin to see how full of wonders the journey of our lives can be when we live them as the adventure that He is calling us to.

Thank You, God, for calling us to bigger things. Please give us courage.