26 Apr STAY CALM CHAIR
I remember my sister creating a “stay calm chair” for my niece. Anytime she gets hyper active, too active for her own good, we’ll ask her to just sit still on our designated “stay calm chair”. We’ll provide her a colouring book and crayons to channel her energy into something productive, while she gradually gets calm. She never liked to sit still, but we knew it was for her own good, else she could get too active and hurt herself in the process.
Before the isolation, we were busy running around doing whatever we like, chasing our dreams and aspirations that sometimes the purpose of God for our lives fade from our glare. Sometimes we even get so busy trying to figure out God’s specific purpose for our lives that we lose sight of the clear and primary purpose for our existence – a personal relationship with God, just as he came to fellowship with Adam and Eve in the beginning, a relationship that morphs us from within and transforms us to be like our father, where like sons we are interested in the wellbeing of our household – the kingdom of God, and striving daily to advance the kingdom.
I look at the isolation, as our own “stay calm chair”, to take a pause, think and reconnect with our father. Where the distractions are pulled away so we can see clearly and spend time with our true love. Like a honeymoon, we wake up wanting to hear our lover’s voice, to spend the day in each other’s embrace, getting a deeper knowledge of our love, and discovering ourselves by His side.
Psalms 42:1-2 brings out a clear description of our position. “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?…”
We are not afraid by the pestilence, because we are certain that we are covered, sealed and protected. Psalms 91:1-3 assures us “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.”
Our focus is now rightly centred on growing our spiritual muscles for the next lap of the race, a new day, a new era. After this, there is an emergence of the sons of the kingdom. Romans 8:19 “The entire universe is standing on tiptoe, yearning to see the unveiling of God’s glorious sons and daughters!” Be ready for your unveiling.