A Place called “There” Greener Grass

Posted: January 17, 2011 in A Place Called "There"
 ed… roll your works upon Me [commit and trust them wholly to Me; I will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to My will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. Proverbs 16:3
 
i have spent much time looking at a place called “There,” but i realize that i am great right “Here.” Many people today are talking about the end times and the journey between now and then. my position is that if i take care of today, then i don’t have to worry or even think about tomorrow. No, i have not wasted my time looking. i’ve heard the saying, “the grass is greener on the other side.” Perhaps that’s why i was looking for somewhere other than where i am. Maybe i was looking for greener grass? But, if i have not said it before, i am now fully aware that i was not and am not searching for a physical location. i also am not trying to leave where i am physically either. my search can’t be bought. It can’t be seen, heard, tasted, touched or smelled. i can not describe it…but i know it exists. my time is spent with one foot in both worlds and i guess all this “There” stuff is about getting both feet in His kingdom. i want to stop trying to look at the other side and enjoy this side. i mean there is a lot of green grass right here that i have not tasted of.
 
Here: in this place, in the present life or existence, here and now, at the present moment.
 
In this place… This: referring to the one nearer in place, time, or thought.
 
Two kingdoms exist. Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. John 18:36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”
 
So what am i to do? Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
 
Knowing the difference between the two is what is vital. As i write this it sounds like gibberish. It’s like i’m speaking a different language. i have traveled to other countries where i did not speak or understand the language nor the behaviors of the culture. It’s somewhat uncomfortable.
 
i love the french language. It’s sounds romantic and artistic to me. It causes me to imagine the french countryside and the beauty of it. That’s what happens to me when i hear the language of His kingdom. It’s romantic and artistic to me. i have wished i could speak french yet never pursued the effort to make it happen. i do not want to be saying the same thing regarding His kingdom.
 
i am head over heals in love with Ann Marie. Have been since the first time i saw here and will always be til i die and i hope to have all our memories even after i am gone. i did not know what love was when i first saw her but over the past 38 soon to be 39 years i have fallen in love over and over with her. Just about the time i think i could love her no more than that moment i fall for her again in a more inner way. Outside of her i have never felt that way about anyone else. i am now realizing that this has been my life with God as well. As a child i loved the idea of God and someone bigger than life loving me. i didn’t get it for most of my life. Just about five years ago i caught a glimpse of what that meant and what it could look like and i have been ruined for anything else. Just as there can be no other Ann Marie there can be no other God. The grass can not be greener on the other side. i have found two that i can just sit in silence with.
 
Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something. They’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take. – Anthony Robbins
 
 
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Comments
  1. ann marketing says:

    Ditto…I love u!

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