Grounded. We don’t much like that word. It brings back memories of being stuck in our room when our friends are not, privileges taken away for a week or a month depending on the offense. Flights get grounded, usually when we are desperate to get someplace fast, and we’re stuck in the airport with no place to go and no way to get there, sometimes with bad weather raging outside the windows making us feel hopeless, cut off.
The song in my head this morning says otherwise. Touch The Sky from Hillsong UNITED was singing in my head when I woke up this morning making me feel like anything is possible! The opposite of hopeless, really.
My heart beating. My soul breathing.
I found my life when I laid it down.
Upward falling. Spirit soaring,
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground.
If the definition of “grounded” describes a person who is sensible and has a good understanding of what is really important in life (merriam-webster.com), then please… Ground me, God!! Let my knees hit the ground regularly and often! If I find my life when I lay it down for Christ and for others, then what in the world am I waiting for??
1 John 3:16… By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
John 15:13… Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Luke 9:24… For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.
Events in our world, our country, and even right here in my tiny home town are huge red flags waving at all believers… Get grounded!! Hit your spiritual knees and call on the One True God who is able to make order out of the chaos running roughshod over us all. Then get up off your knees and put yourself aside and serve somebody else. Go lay down your life for somebody, because that’s exactly what Jesus did for you and for me.
Ok. I’m done preaching now. Please go listen to this song. Touch The Sky from Hillsong UNITED.
Featured image: I took this picture off my front porch a couple of days ago. Gorgeous day, and a great reminder to look UP!!