Let’s Go Fly A Kite… A Binge or Consistent!

Posted: February 12, 2014 in Let's Go Fly A Kite...!, Podcasts
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A few days ago as we were driving in to the Onething campus Ann Marie shared with me something she was reading. She said it would go well with my recent posts regarding Self Talk and Let’s Go Fly A Kite. Obviously it does and so i’m going to expand upon the idea of Binge Thinking.  Binge Thinking is defined as to dwell obsessively for a short period of time, which is something i do constantly as i’ve already shared. i just didn’t put it quite that way. Talking to myself or mind chatter sounds way better than binging.

Hasn’t everyone over-done something from time to time—taking an extra helping at Thanksgiving dinner, having dessert when i’m already full, buying one more tie to go with the fifty i already have and hardly ever wear. For bingers over-doing is normal. Many consider the use of drugs, alcohol, food, people, etc. to cope with stress and other negative emotions, as a viable option, even though afterwards we feel even worse. These times may make us feel like we’re stuck in a vicious cycle. But binging is a disorder and is treatable. With the right help and support, we can learn to control and develop healthy relationships with everything.

All that being said, this caused me to think about the body of Christ, more specifically myself. i wonder if we don’t Binge Pray and Binge Worship? i mean today i dwell obsessively in prayer and tomorrow i don’t pray much, if at all. How about going to church and singing songs that move us, cause us to lift our hands, to dance, or even cry and the next day, we can’t remember a thing about the service. How about this or that happens and immediately we begin praying like it’s the norm for us, but truth be told, well i’ll leave it there. Obsessive for a short period of time?

Why is that? John 4:23-24 Jesus says,  “ed, it’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of person the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration.” Not obsessive for a short period of time.

What about consistent prayer, consistent worship? Would God refer to me as a Binger, obsessive for short periods of time, or Consistent, i am the same yesterday, today and forever?

God Himself says, “I change not.” Yet while that’s true it often looks otherwise.

In spite of what it looks like or feels like, God is consistent, the most consistent person who never changes His heart towards me, no matter what i do.  He can’t be anything other than what He is. Consistent, but… unpredictable. i am never sure what God’s going do next. Absolutely no clue usually.

i’ve been unable to find security in what God was or is doing, and that’s because there is no security in what God is doing. There is only security in WHO GOD IS. That’s the consistent nature of God. As for what God is doing, how well i know that He will throw me into situations beyond myself with no other thought than, He will keep me. God is consistent, but He is unpredictable.

As for me, well, i’m the opposite – i am inconsistent , i am often a binger, so consistently predictable in everything that i do.

Let’s Go Fly A Kite for me is a journey, an extension of myself into the nature of God, and i must not be distracted. He’s my source, my joy, peace, rest, revelation, anointing, and power, it’s His Nature.

As i learn how to rest in the consistent nature of God, i won’t be one of those who’s standing there wondering or thinking about joining Him. There will be this instinctive, intuitive, need to move toward Him knowing that He is drawing me there.

It’s my destiny to walk in the nature of God, and do greater things than He did. It’s my destiny. But i’ll never get there unless i learn how to live there consistently and not just dwell obsessively for a short period of time.


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