A Holy Overwhelming

The Daily Orientation

 

“There is no passion to be found playing small …

in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

Nelson Mandela

There is an invitation from Jesus to live humbly. Humility, contrary to popular misinterpretation, is not living in the shadows or small corners.

Humility is an internal settled heart that knows who it is and lives with contentment, yet with fierce intention.

Jesus was and is the expert and our greatest ally in becoming like Him.

So many men and women have been compromised. It happened to Robin and me, and the enemy of our hearts will attempt it again and again throughout all our lifetimes. The line between Fear and Being Fully Alive to God is a fine one. Many hearts haven’t seen that line in years, much less crossed over it to feel the weight of its crossing and the importance of standing with God filled with a Holy Overwhelming. This is the life we are offered and the life we can live. It is glorious and dangerous, easily misinterpreted, and difficult to hold on to. Yet, it is the life we are promised. Not comfort, mind you … but abundant.

It was G. K. Chesterton who once wrote …

Jesus promised his disciples three things—

that they would be completely fearless,

absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.

Paul told the Ephesians …

Therefore, see that you walk carefully [living life with honor, purpose, and courage; shunning those who tolerate and enable evil], not as the unwise, but as wise [sensible, intelligent, discerning people], making the very most of your time [on earth, recognizing and taking advantage of each opportunity and using it with wisdom and diligence], because the days are [filled with] evil. Ephesians 5:15-16 (AMP)

It is truly a journey for the friends of God and an invitation to love, adventure, and battle. We are written into the story and invited to play a significant part. Do we know it? Do we understand the story we are in and our role to play? If so, then humility is the fruit and a holy overwhelming is what fuels our hearts.

An excerpt from The Warrior's Heart Blog. Learn more here.