I think it is fun to look back and remember what was going on the year before. The following was published one year ago in August. This is what we were talking about last year at this time.
“Jesus died to save us not to make us safe. And no one ever got saved unless someone else was unsafe.”
Unless someone took a risk, unless someone thought the value of the soul trumped the cost of reaching out — unless someone lived what they say they believe.” Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience
The words they reach out, grab hold, and won't let go. Isn't this what God has been speaking to my heart put perfectly into words? "No one ever got saved unless someone else was unsafe. Unless someone took a risk, unless someone thought the value of the soul trumped the cost of reaching out -- unless someone lived what they say they believe." The words they continue to speak of being a bucket poured right out, expended to a world who needs love, God's love, that thatched roof protecting from harm. My heart is drawn to Him closer. The ear of my spirit hums with the vibration of expectation, an expectation of knowing that I am not alone in this wild desire to be poured right out, to give of the grace He has freely, lavishly given me.
Others are hearing the hum. They are feeling the pulse of heaven pounding loud in their ears. Inside there is a growing desire to pour all out and live unsafe so that others can be saved. Only in pouring out will out lives truly be filled. After all, how can we, who have personally experienced the extravagant love of God not gush it out in a rushing stream of grace? Feel free to read the rest of the impassioned words of grace. Perhaps they will grab hold and cause you to pour yourself right out that others may be filled. Read Ann's post here: http://www.aholyexperience.com/.