Oh simplicity. I go back and forth, life is simple, no it is not, oh wait it is. No, I’m not schizophrenic, just learning about divine tension. The first time I heard it mentioned was in Israel. I have been pondered it ever since. This week I had the privilege of visiting Bethel Church in Redding, CA. It was such a gift. So many stories of the faithfulness of God, but I’ll get to that later… Back to this tension thing, well, the sermon on Sunday was on this topic. It was such a freeing message to hear. Sometimes I feel like screaming somebody just tell me what to do! But our God is far to creative for this. He is constantly pulling us close, through circumstances, problems, relationships, transitions, etc. He is simply saying come a little closer. Intimacy. That’s what He’s after. It’s not a formula. It’s not a pattern. It’s about drawing near. It’s about sitting at His feet, instead of washing the dishes. It’s about breaking a bottle of expensive perfume. It’s about grasping for the hem of His garment to receive that healing that only He can bring. Without the tension, we become independent of Whom we were created to depend. Divine tension. Hmm… Praise the Lord for it. Thanks Lord for new eyes to see your hand in this life.