Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Obedience, freedom, interruptions, and grace

Ann Voskamp reminds us that we were born for freedom, but the Way to that freedom is obedience.

You may no longer be free to live the easy way, but you will be free to the liberty of doing everything for love.

What about interruptions?

Kids will upend and barge in and spin everything. The phone will ring and the computer will crash and the dayplanner will short circuit and spark and blow a fuse. God will call and God will command and this is the thing:

Knowing every interruption is a call from your Master — is liberation.

When you named Him your Lord, you gave Him right to your life on His time: Every interruption is a new work order from God. The most freeing place for a soul is in the abandonment to the will of God.

But, what about this obedience thing?

The slaves to Christ bear the three marks:

1. their eyes see Christ in all faces

2. their lips say yes to Christ in all places

3. and their arms embrace interruptions as Christ’s directions — as all is grace.

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