HOP IN THE BASKET

HOP IN THE BASKET
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Is God a drill sergeant barking out orders?
Is He a Pilot making sure the plane lands safely?
Is He a Lecturer giving endless commandments?
Is He an Organizer and CEO of big operations?
Is God desirous of separating Himself from you ... or attaching Himself to You?
Is He holy untouchable ... or touchable holy?
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The story about the laundromat, shared yesterday, speaks to an approachability we either take or fear to take with God.
Do we dare to "hop in the basket" with a hopeful twinkle in our eye and believe that God might want to do something beautiful with us ... or do we resign ourselves to laundry chores, mindless background drama, and endless cell-phone conversations while we wait for the clothes to dry?
Does our walk with God bare the imprints of originality that He created us with ... or do we speak the universal language of laundromat "filler" and another roll of quarters, please.
Do you like your walk with God,
Or more importantly ...
Does He like it?

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What if we remembered that we are like dirty garments and filthy rags and that Christ has touched us, held us, and cleaned us up in our dirtiest state?
Would we look like the little girl ... or bored grown-ups performing the least favorable task of the week?
What does the church look like?
Hmmm ...
A little passion,
A little expression,
A little something flamboyant,
Original,
Expressive,
Enthusiastic,
Suggests that maybe God is up to something ... worth an undignified hop in the basket.
Approach God with a little originality and see if He doesn't take you for the ride of your life.
In expressing yourself to Him,
He'll express Himself to you.
Hop in the basket ...
And hope a little.
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"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities like the wind, have taken us away."
Isaiah 64:6
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" ... Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood."
Revelation 1:5
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