I am getting used to this
& I don't like that I am getting used to this
because I want things to return like they were,
or do I really?
What do I really want to return to normal
and what do I really want to stay the same?
How about you?
What would you leave behind from the Old Normal
and what would you take with you from the New Normal?
Oh the Old Normal~
To be free to go to see those I want to see
when I want to see them
and to touch, to hug and squeeze so tightly
without wondering if they are okay to touch.
To go back to church.
Yes, I am a church nerd
as Church is a piece of heaven,
with everyone coming to see the main guest~
through worship & fellowship & the WORD
The gathering of hearts of all who come
with great anticipation & great expectation
to receive so much more
from the ONE whom they are coming to see
in one place in one moment of time.
But Church is not a building,
as we are all experiencing this as a reality
as we purposely zoom and google meet
to get a piece of JESUS.
I miss people.
I miss church.
I miss CHOICE.
The CHOICE to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
The CHOICE to see who I want to see when I want to see them when I want to see them.
The CHOICE to go where I want to go when I want to go where I want to go.
But is it really about CHOICE
or is really about hearts meeting.
The New Normal.
The Purposeful Meeting of hearts
in the moment,
being so present
that a "How are you"
really means "How are you"
as you have the time to wait to hear their heart.
The New Normal.
Getting back to the simple life
of sharing a meal, and really sharing a meal.
Getting back to having a conversation
and really having a conversations.
Getting back to hugging someone so tightly that you can't touch,
yet hugging them so tightly
with your heart that it hurts.
The New Normal.
I feel GOD is smiling upon us all
seeing that HIS children
have finally stopped to smell the roses
that were always there,
yet never seen
because HIS children were oh so busy
trying to live life that they were missing life.
The New Normal when
GOD sent JESUS into the Old Normal
because HIS children just didn't get it.
is here and now
because it has always been here
GOD has always been here
and JESUS has always been here
for you & me & everyone else
to get back to the heart of life
to get back to church
to get back to making
GOD & JESUS the main guest
wherever we are
all by yourself
with your family that you have been blessedly "stuck" with in the same home
with your computer screen filled with faces from all different places
in the quiet of life when you can finally hear yourself breathing
as we continue to
be on so present with the ONE
who has supplied every breath
in the New & Old Normal & whatever "Normal" is to come~
as we don't have to understand it all~
"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal,
I PRESS ON to take hold of that for which CHRIST JESUS took hold of me.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
I PRESS ON toward the goal to win the prize for which GOD has called me heavenward in CHRIST JESUS" (Philippians 3:12-14).
We are all in this together.
So Let's make the CHOICE to
"PRESS ON" (listen to the song below)
the clock Ticks and Tocks
forward not backwards
so why would we try to go backwards
by standing still
when we were made to
the one who
is Pressing on with us.