Dear Mr. Tomb-er,
I am excited to inform you that your days of mooching are OVER! You have been allowed to be a parasite for far too long. You have latched onto my very last nerve and I am about to expel you from the premises. Yes… you have gotten fat , ugly and way too comfortable. You have created mayhem in my head, but not in my heart. You have made things very uncomfortable and you have made me adjust to a new normal. But, tomorrow? You will be history! I wonder where you will go….?? The dump is too good for you. Putting you with scum on top of the pond scum is not fitting. …even toxic waste is too good for your kind. You are a jerk for showing up the night before school started…. just saying.
I am not happy about you taking residence in my brain. However, I would not trade this experience for the world. It has taught me so much about my Creator. I have found that He is in the BIG picture …and He is in the smallest of details. He is as close as my next breath. Nothing can come into my life with out being filtered through His hands first. So, I consider you a “gift”… not because you are anything special….but because gave it to me to discover ALL that He is… ALL the treasures that are hidden in Him. I am living out ….and watching Scritpture come alive. “ALL things do come together for those who love God….”
I love in Isaiah 43:2 where it says…..
” When you pass through the waters , I will be with you: And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scortch you.”
I totally feel like I have walked through the fire and I totally feel carried! ((by the way, you are about to be toast!))
…I love the POWer Christ brings! ((and you are about to be knocked out!)) Yes, I am gloating.
When we have Christ living in us … we have the same power……the same POWer that raised Jesus from the dead! I do not see how people who do not have a relationship with Jesus live in this world…. (Well, yes… I actually can… have you seen the evening news lately?)
I would love to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who has Christ to go DEEPer with Him and take Him at His word. If I had not ardently sought out my relationship…with the Lord… starting in college….. I am sure my lackluster devotion would not have sustained me through this.
I think , Mr. Tomb-er, you would have choked me up in fear. You may have had the opportunity to get the best of me….
But, I am IN Christ. No matter what is thrown at me… He covers me! He is enough!
So, I say “Good Night “to you… may you sleep well….
Remember….tomorrow is coming! (insert sinister laugh)
May you forever Rest in PIECES