Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Go ahead and push His buttons

I took my kids to the sprinkler park today. They always have such fun there. The different sprinklers have these little knobs that you push that turns the water on. The park does this so the sprinklers aren't running constantly and they don't waste water. All the little knobs are at the perfect height for the kids and they really love pushing the buttons. I love watching them play. I love seeing their little faces light up in different expressions from the shock of the cold water and the shear joy of their play. It's like the water has a life of it's own. It's just waiting beneath the surface for someone to come a long and push the button. I think God is a lot like that. I think He's just waiting for us to come a long and tap into what He has. Once we lean into Him we are showered with His goodness. His love rains down on us bubbling up from an unending supply. He'll never run out of mercy, or love. He never shuts it off. Lets dance in the rain today. Lets spread our arms wide and let it saturate our very being. I love how the button is always right were we need it to be able to reach it. It's different for everyone. He knows just where you are and He's made Himself available to you.

 In this picture Lydia was standing in a dry place but what she didn't see above her was a bucket filling to overflowing ready to dump out all over her. She moved at the last second and missed the water. As smart and determined as she is though, she quickly learned that if she pushed the button the bucket would fill again and if she was patient she would feel the overwhelming deluge of water over her entire body. In my life right now I feel like I'm in a constant, steady stream of love. I know with a certainty that when I "press that button" He'll be there. It doesn't always look like the way I thought but with out a doubt there is joy. It hasn't always been that way and I know for some you're standing in a dry place, waiting. Just wait because what you don't see is the bucket filling up right above your head about to topple over your life.

For others, well, all you need to do is push the button.

Isaiah 30 NIV
18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
   therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
   Blessed are all who wait for him!