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Day 56: Look Closely


How close can you get without touching it

You can see it

You can feel it

You want it

You crave it

But

you just can't embrace it all

because

it is too much to fathom

or

you just aren't ready

or

you are afraid

because

What will it demand of you

What will you have to give up

What will you have to change

To get way beyond close

so that it consumes all of you.

But something

just something

keeps you from getting

too close

even though

it

demands nothing but

acceptance

and

that it

demands nothing but

surrender

and that it

demands nothing

but only

changing you into better

Because

there is so much

more

beyond what your eyes can see

and

beyond what you can feel and touch

when you

when I

get so close

to the

One

who

went

way beyond

to get close to

you and I~

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.~John 15:14

Because

Who Am I

Who Are You~

His Choice~

I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves.

Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.

You didn’t choose me. I chose you. John 15:15-16

He is always closer than you think

so why not get beyond closer

and

live as

His Choice

even when you

feel you just can't embrace it all

because

it is too much to fathom

or

you just aren't ready

or

you are afraid~

“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it.

But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?

Is anything worth more than your soul?" Matthew 16:24-26

From Rags to Riches

Living as a

Product of a

Good Choice

as

His Chosen.

How Close are you?


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