Thursday, January 3, 2013

That Wall is too Tall [Part II]

"And though shalt love The Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." - (KJV) Deuteronomy 6:5

If you notice, the most noncommittal of folk tend to scramble for success. Their indecisiveness permeates every sense and matter. Somehow the gray area which manifests from ambivalence and apprehension becomes a spiritual barrier; potentially a corral where he or she is bound from God's abundance. 

From the tiny to the titanic, we all are required to make a choice and allow it speak for who we are, what we do and where we go.

Who are you? Why walk the wall of doubt? Look upon one side and then the other; make a choice. Undoubtedly, we want to focus on being greater. Hence, as the Hebrews who followed Moses, you too have seen your share of the miraculous, showered with the mercy and grace of God day after day, provided escapes from hate, danger and death another way and another way.

Occupying the attribute of ambivalence is a sign of weakness. If we can only be blessed from our mess by choosing God; your fate should be a piece cake.

That wall is too tall. If you have gone just beyond that place which houses all the trifle and junk, take one more step beyond that barrier which hinders you before you fall and return to the area where you should have never been.

That wall is too tall! It is not a place to play. It is only a representation of the beginning of a great new season once you transition to the other side. Don't wait too long. No need to wander and waver in a Hebrew wilderness. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

That Wall is too Tall ... [Part I]

“And though shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” – (KJV) Deuteronomy 6:5

Interesting, but even Moses needed to provide a disclaimer. Though difficult to comprehend why the Hebrews were stiffnecked as they were, they clearly struggled to maintain a sense of obedience. In full knowledge of their nature, soon after proclaiming God’s law to them, Moses followed with what could be considered a clause.

Mind you, imagine Moses’ tone at this point. Surely, he indicated God’s commandments with a hoarse voice and a harsh demeanor distressed by the level of redundance he was required to overcome just to redirect the minds of the people who cynically followed him and His God.

Entering a new year, it is no different than waking up to a new day. The beginning must be initiated with the proper perspective. Many of us are no different that those who followed Moses. They heard Moses over and over again, yet struggled to listen. Some listened not at all walking in Moses direction while their minds backtracked and relapsed. Sound familiar? How often must one begin a day with a changed mind, still to walk the same direction by the end of the day. Even more, to stand atop that wall; walked for days or even years (for some) not ready to fully commit to anything. 

Moses came again with something like a contract and to clarify its power and the efficacy of God’s promise, he acknowledged to the group what is just as necessary as the components of the law: love. In this instance, love (ahab) focuses on affection like that of a friend; like that of seeking to fellowship in order to build relationship. Furthermore, it must be done from the entirety of your emotional extent (heart) and from the place where the subjects of your personal life resides (soul); the very essence; the every element of you. How? Fully and vehemently.

Moses knew that even after this moment, some would give a little and expect a lot; give the minimal and expect the miracle. It is 2013. Some of you are in the midst of the same conflict. He is the same God and you, too, are wrapped in the same struggle. Well, I say to you. There is absolutely no reason for you to expect greater in your life without giving a moment to God with every breath and entity of your being. If you have never, NOW is the time to try.