Walking the Line . . .
"Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors." Hunter S Thompson
To walk the line is to maintain an intermediate position between contrasting choices, opinions, etc. OR, to behave in an authorized or socially accepted manner, especially as prescribed by law or morality...to exercise self-control OR to make a boundary by walking it.
What is your position in life right now? I probably am NOT walking a line. I am way over on the God side. I am convicted to my beliefs. If I stray from His word or path, I am miserable and begin to condemn myself for my actions. It spreads through my hours in my days and I know I have to repent and rest in Him. It will eat me alive at night where I cannot sleep.
Repentance is the only way. Getting raw and honest with God the Father and talking to him about the fall, the remorse, the confusion, the hurt, the pain... and allow him to cleanse the deepest part of my soul and heart. The Holy Spirit abiding in me enables me to stay away from that line. The Holy Spirit keeps me aware. When I am not with God... I am without His protection. I do not like to be there at all.
Are our experiences teaching us anything? I have to say yes for me. My heart is open to God and I am ready and available to learn from my actions or lack of actions. I have to be open to share my heart with him and it is rather intimate that he knows my thoughts before I think them. Sometimes we feel God requires more of us than of others... and we are blessed.
One gift we have is prayer and Intercession. It is an open dialogue with God for not just us, but for others. Where the conviction drew us seeking God, Intercession keeps us before him. He must be prominent in our lives and actions. It is our opportunity to throw all things before him. Some he may need to intervene on, and others he may want us to wait until the time is right.
And I cannot end with out saying again, the importance of Thanks to our Father for EVERYTHING he provides in our lives through every day and every night. Thanksgiving is the most important action we have, acknowledging His mighty position, his glory, his compassion, his love for us... it is endless what we have to thank him for.
I do not have to walk a line... I need to walk in God's light.
"For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose." Phil 2:13