Why is there the apparent uncontrollable passion for mind-altering drugs and alcohol? One reason could be the attempt to escape a pattern of boredom and frustration. There had been hope, on occasion promise, of there being more. This wasn't supposed to be all there is; but now we begin to wonder.
Sue Monk Kidd penned, The familiar circles of my life left me with a suffocating feeling. My marriage suddenly seemed stale, unfulfilling; my religious structures, stifling. Things that used to matter no longer did; things that had never mattered were paramount. My life had curled up into the frightening mark of a question.
My life had curled up into the frightening mark of a question? How many of us have sat alone on a sofa and pondered what in the world are we about that truly matters?
Therefore, an excitement surely overcomes us as we feed upon Isaiah 55:8-9 as the prophet of old insists that God's ways and thoughts are always higher than ours. If this is true, and it surely is, then we can know that His call to us will always be to move by faith rather than fear into an uncharted water of new beginnings every day.
We are not called by the Lord of the living to traipse in circles in the wilderness of making no progress. We are called to march to the beat of a Different Drummer. It seems that God will always be about maximizing our minimalalities. He can do more. We can do all things through Christ who is our strength supplier.
God is all about more, abundant, overwhelming, and surpassing grace. His children are in line for daily doses of His generous supply. Let there be, therefore, a re-igniting of His Fire within us. May we step up the faith by shutting out the constant nagging of fear.
Is That All There Is? is has immediate response direct from heaven.