Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Jungle

"The spiritual life cannot be made suburban. It is always frontier, and we who live in it must accept and even rejoice in that it remains untamed."-Howard Macey

I'm reading a book by John Eldredge, Wild at Heart, it's all about a man's untamed heart and soul. Your "spiritual adventure" has to be an adventure. The phrase "spiritual walk", must have been coined from old men, playing it safe, in life, and in spirit. If it's a walk, then you control more......but your "spiritual adventure" should always be left out of your hands. Your time with the lord should always be beautifully scary, not knowing what's next, or what's going to befall you. That's where the ever so strong words, faith and trust, come into play.

I, personally, picture a man running through the jungle, not having to look where he's going, trusting God. FALSE. Running aimlessly through the jungle of life is ridiculous and stupid! I am pretty sure there is a trap somewhere for people like this, one in the form of a hole in the ground. God will keep you well prepared, but it's work. At the beginning of the journey, he hands you a map, a machete, and canteen full of water. Then YOUR journey begins, your own....singly. It's sounds terrifying. But, I know from personal experience, that every time it gets too tough, every time the heat is overwhelming, the sweat's blinding your eyes, and you feel you just can't go on...he's there. Your father, is standing right there beside you, with his North Face backpack and sandals on....encouraging, begging you to move forward.

"He loves us, oh how, he loves us!!"

and I love him.

I'm making my trek through the jungle at this very moment....and it's very senic!

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