What is God inviting you into? Maybe He is inviting you to stretch yourself and work in ministry. Maybe He’s inviting you to commit to reading His word every single day. Maybe He’s inviting you to more silence with Him.
“Don’t you think baby, I know best? I’ve been a Father for a long time. So call my name and I will listen…”
I was like a child pounding on her Father’s chest in anger and sadness, crying out, “why can’t you fix it?!” in regards to my life. I would look around at other people whose lives were overflowing… who appear to “have it all”… and I would feel jealousy… even a little rage… because if I looked down at my own hands they seemed so empty.
Sitting in the tattoo parlor with my arm outstretched I realized that the real reason I was getting this tattoo is because of my own stupidity. But not in the sense that the inking of my body was stupid…
As I shouted aloud, as I literally tried to squeeze out grace in my Bible or as I lifted my hands impossibly high – as I tried to create the perfect recipe for a breakthrough – God was speaking quietly, nearly inaudibly – “Look, I make all things new.”