Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Failure or Adventure

Circumstances change. 
Numbers change.
Policies change.
What was so sure becomes impossible. 
The green glass lit from behind; signaling forward move, with a switch of electrical currant, flicks to red. 
No. Go.

Only One knows all; sees all; 
controls all.
Electrical currents only run because He spoke -
And there was light. 
Green? Red? 
He made those colors. 

my existence and where/how  it happens-
It belongs to Him! 
The WORD's word: 
"To HIM be the dominion forever and ever. Amen." 

One of our greens flicked to red. 
Recently. Suddenly. 
School boards. 
The districts they serve. 
Policy changes. 
We look back and wonder? 
Did we plunge? 
Did we not listen or hear wrong? 
"to HIM be the dominion forever and ever. Amen."

A house bought- revamped- loved....
Made into a home.
A house that no longer provides access to the where God has called our seeking of education for our three gifts. 
A house - where we wanted to spend forever, but will likely boast a "for sale" sign once again. 
Is this a failure? 
"to HIM be the dominion forever and ever. Amen."

Right before that in the word:
"… the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you." 

There is One immovable Anchor.
One Unchanging!
There is a forever, never-gonna-leave, home.
It's not here. It never will be here. 
But it's coming. We will never leave! 

Failure? Or Adventure? 
A King wrote this: 
"oh my God, in you I trust; 
let me not be put to shame;… 
Indeed none who wait for you shall be put to shame… 
he leads the humble in what is right, 
and teaches the humble his way.
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, 
for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. ...
Who is the man who fears the Lord? 
Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose. 
His soul shall abide in well-being, 
his offspring shall inherit the land.
The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him,
and he makes known to them his covenant. 
My eyes are ever toward the Lord." 

With great hope and a sure confidence-
Open-handed following.
Failure free. 
We Schulzes Adventure On.... 

1 comment:

  1. love this, my friend! so very perfect, so very near my heart where we are right now. failure? or adventure? yes, the God who controls everything and makes no mistakes and works all things together for good... I'll go with adventure. :))

    thanks for this inspiration!