In my thirty something years of life, I can't remember ever spending a Fourth of July at church. Anyway, it was truly the firework that I needed to jump start the next half of my year. My Pastor song a song today that said something to this affect....God I want to have more of you and I'm willing to do whatever I have to for it! And then he said, "I might have to let go of some friends, but I'll do it."
It's so amazing to me that when we get ready to go on different levels or either walk in our true purpose, we lose friends and sometimes even family. For the life of me I still can't quit wrap my mind on the fact that relationships are seasonal. Seems like to me, you should be a friend for a life time, but there's a distinct different in covenant friends and friends. So in case you are like me, let me explain it to you.
Sometimes God puts us in covenant relationships because these folks are there to keep us grounded and to help us stay on tract. Covenant relationships are with people who are spiritual and who are determined to pray you through even when you aren't praying for yourself. That's why when people say to me, "Why are you still friends with them?" It's no simple answer to someone who doesn't believe, but to a believer they understand that in covenant relationships, everyone isn't going to always be right or where you are in their levels of closeness with God.
That's why the song affected me so much. I understand that when God gets ready to move me, He'll do whatever it takes to get me in His face, on my face. So today, I left church on this lovely Fourth of July saying to God, "Whatever it takes to get me where you want me to be....whatever it takes for me to walk in my purpose....whatever it takes for me to walk according to Your will....I'm ready to do it! So to you I offer my firework for this next half of the year. Get popping with doing what ever it takes to get in God's presence.