My kitty Diva, who so often teaches me vulnerability.
I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I’ve been wrestling with the superhuman tendency again. This morning, as I sat in the quiet with Jesus for the first time in several days, I could feel the effects of so much strain. My body was tired, my mind was tired, and my spirit and heart were particularly weary.
I could feel, sitting there with Jesus this morning, how much the superhuman tendency creates an incredible dependence on myself and my own strength.
I’m not free to simply be. I’m not free to connect in real ways with others. And I’m certainly not in a posture to receive God’s grace.
It’s almost as though, when in superhuman mode, we gear up with so much armor. We’re like young David going into battle with Goliath wearing the too-big and too-heavy armor of his king. That armor is heavy. When wearing it, it wears us down and wears us out. It creates an always-present awareness of navigating our way around the world with that heavy armor braced upon on all our limbs and vulnerable places.
We’re not free, and we’re always straining against heaviness with all the strength we can muster from inside ourselves.
But this morning, Jesus reminded me of his grace.
It is a grace that abounds, more and more, always. It reminds me that I belong to him and no one else — not even myself.
And in belonging to him, he decides and declares my worth.
The incredible thing about belonging to God is that we always win. We receive infinite worth, unending love, and a grace that never ends.
Would you like to receive the gift of that grace from God today?