Favor

I wonder..how many of us believe..we are doing nothing…not having the love of God coursing through us…His image displayed through you..me..others..

Unless we are doing something powerful..or better phrased..what your friends and this world..think is powerful….

Like a high paying position..you worked yourself to the top for and now you have all this money..no idea what to do with it..except keep the image of power alive..and really do not want to be where you are at..

Like married..and just the right amount of children..all acting like you..doing the finest..going to the finest…yet there is no definition of you…

Like the absolute feminist position you can carry..fighting in a war like a man…made it to general..or top of the executive firm…where everybody knows..not to wrangle with you..

Like defying your parents…because you can…and you can show them..well cause you can show them…

Are these true depictions of power..or the power of God displayed in us…God personified within this human frame…?

What about those people..who day by day..second by second…care for you…

Change the bedpan..cook the food..whisper how beautiful you are..till your heart explodes..feed the food..listen to the many times you recite the lineage of your remembered family..

Serve you food..and you leave them a quarter tip..or nothing and they deserve it because you say so..and you have power…and they are at the mercy of your mood and judgement…

Take care of your children..while you work on unnecessary things…

Teach your children..the librarian who puts away the books after the children have read them..and left them..for someone else to handle…

The busser..who cleans up the dishes…mops the floors..does it..so they can eat today..and just one more job..to pay the rent…

How many of us believe…that the person..doing the cleaning..the mending..the teaching..are not doing God’s work..have no God in them..and are not God’s favorite..matter of fact..do not find favor with God..that is why they are doing..stuck..with doing what they are doing…?

How many of us…

I think lots..and lots…

We teach our children to go and conquer the world..and not by love..by power and money..

We feed into systems that support the mentality and favor education which teaches power..business is the way..all the way…

We teach them how to be strong and independent..in need of no one and nothing..even God..but we think we are teaching them God…and how to lean into Him…the absolute provider…

We do not teach our children to be vulnerable..available..co-units with anyone…even group projects are solitary positions of who can make who look bad…and somehow I look best…HUH…?

How many times…do we look at people..living a life like mine..and tell them to get themselves into shape…get a job..buck up…be strong..pray more and more..do the fire walk…and God will shower down upon you blessings…?

All the time…three zillion..billion..million times a day..because it makes us feel good…

We got it backwards people…and I do not have to look far…

All those with high powered jobs…you do not seem to be very happy..and the biggest complaint people have with you is..you are unreachable…and a bit scary…

Money..everyone on your side..admiring your car and clothes..and eating at fine restaurants…does not seem to do much for you…

Jesus is in each and everyone of us..it is just how we choose to display His image…

Is it like the Pharisees..and Sadducee..who paraded their wealth..their knowledge around them..and would kill any who revealed they were up to their eyeballs in deceit…?

Or is it like the woman at the well…who almost fell over when Jesus talked to her…and decided she wanted to resonate..display what this man..Jesus was…not the image she was trying to create being with another man..

Is it like Job..who questioned…and had his world shattered..and went..Oh I get it…?

Is it the man/lady at the care facility who changes the diapers..feeds the person..the one who hums because they are there…

Is it the garbage man…the bus driver..the waitress..the bartender…?

Are these God in this life..walking about this earth..fumbling..and forgetting…do they..you me..have God’s favor…?

Or is the one..two..ten thousand…who made more money than Donald Trump this year…?

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~ by HopeGlenn on November 30, 2013.

One Response to “Favor”

  1. Is it not the least who will be the greatest…… less we forget…. and humble ourselves before God and man!

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