with Carrie Powers

Never Settle

Never Settle

Are we settling for a less than abundant life?  Do we desire intimacy in our relationships, but accept so much less?  What about in our relationship with the Lord?  God’s plan for us is perfect love, lavishly given to us.

Lord,

I would have settled for your crumbs, scraps on the ground, leftovers.  I would have settled for a glance at your face.  I would have settled for a grasp of your robe.

I never expected an invitation to dine at your table.

I never expected to be called your child.

I never expected to be held by you.

Oh, but you had a different plan and you desired intimacy with me.  You desired my heart and you long to hear my thoughts.  You have called me your own.  You have set a table for me, and prepared a perfect dwelling place close to you.

I would have settled for a crumb.  I would have settled for so much less.  You could not allow it.

You will settle for nothing less than my heart, my circumcised, undivided heart.

I never expected you to call me by my name.

I never expected you to love me unconditionally.

I never expected you to bless me.

I would have settled for a crumb.  I would have settled for so much less, but you couldn’t.  You came for so much more.  I would have taken a crumb, a servants dwelling, a grasp of your robe.  You would not accept that – no you invited me to dine at your table, and dwell in your house as a joint-heir.  You have clothed me in righteousness.

I would have settled for so much less.

Christ came and died to give us abundant life.  Are you settling for less?  Are you settling for a crumb?  The grasp of His robe?  You can dine at His table now.  Not just in eternity.  Now.



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