Monday Manna – Life in God is Cylical

monday-manna2I woke up with my back out of sorts.  “God, I know I overdid it yesterday,” I said to God. “My want to often exceeds Your assignment.  Forgive me.  Teach me.  I really want to go to the street today.  Is this Your will?”

Let’s go on the Ferris wheel.

Before me, in an inner vision, is a huge Ferris wheel.  I get into one of the seats with Jesus.  We are at ground level and all feels safe.  As we ascend, we are facing the inner workings of the Ferris wheel.  We can also gaze beyond to the skyline.

At the top, I begin to feel suspended in space.  Our gaze is unhindered.  We can see the broad expanse of the landscape the all that is below us.  Though a bit scarey, I am full of joy. The Ferris wheel continues around until we reach the ground again.

Jesus turns to me and says, “This is the cycle of life.  When I give you an assignment, you commit to it.  Then you get on the Ferris wheel and feel secure because the ground is still under your feet.  Then, as you rise, you see the inner workings of all I’ve called you to do.  You also see the distance you are traveling from all that is familiar.  Your flesh becomes less confident and questioning.

Still, there is utter exhilaration at the top.   You have the joy of seeing your assignment now with clarity and your part in its fulfillment.  Then, slowly you descend, savoring every glance back at the victory until you reach the ground again and wait for a new assignment. 

All the while, I am beside you. I am seated with you.  You are safe and secure the entire ride, regardless of your soul and its reactions. 

Go to the streets for Me and with Me  Beloved.  Let Me love them to life through you.  I am with you.  Do not fear.  Keep your eyes on Me and off the workings and the obstacles.  Let Me shine through you. 

Have you ever said, yes, to an assignment only to discover it will take more to accomplish it than you thought in the beginning?  Anxiety builds, but you turn each piece over to Holy Spirit.  By the time you reach the pinnacle of your mission, the pieces come together, better than you imagined.  You almost hate to leave your assignment and go on to the next.

Consider this:

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born,
    And a time to die;
A time to plant,
    And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
    And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
    And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
    And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
    And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
    And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
    And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
    And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
    And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
    And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
    And a time to speak;
A time to love,
    And a time to hate;
A time of war,
    And a time of peace.

The God-Given Task

What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

12 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, 13 and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.

14 I know that whatever God does,
It shall be forever.
Nothing can be added to it,
And nothing taken from it.
God does it, that men should fear before Him.
15 That which is has already been,
And what is to be has already been;
And God requires an account of what is past.

God bless your week, whatever place in the cycle you find yourself.  He is with you. ❤

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