At the end of the day… It’s just Me’nGod
and I’m standing (naked) in the middle of the bridge
On my journey of Recovery
The other day while working and sharing with a young man I made this statement
“Ralph” – Oakland Teen Challenge
“At some point in your recovery it will be just U’n God“
It won’t be U’n your wife. It will no longer be U’n and your counselor. It won’t be U’n Ur small group. It won’t be U’n Ur sponsor. It won’t be U, asking God about today’s problem. It will not be U, seeking a better, easier, more productive life. It will be U!, standing stark naked in the middle of the bridge making the journey from There to Here.
And you will be in exactly the place He wants you.
Until you have stood in the presence of God knowing that you are totally unworthy to be there. And you understand beyond any shadow of a doubt that HE loves you anyway.
You’ve never known the Love of God in the way HE wants you to.
That moment will forever change you.
I’m not talking about the place of isolation to which we as The Brokens tend to go. I’m talking about coming to an end of yourself. We ARE NOT designed by our creator to travel our journey alone. I’m not suggesting we do so. But at the end of the day, at some point of the healing, it WILL BE just – U’nGod.
It was the place King David stood when he penned the 139th Psalm:
“Search me, Oh God… And know my heart!“
Or, in the words of the old southern spiritual –
“‘Tis not my brother, nor my sister, but it’s ME, Oh Lord
standing (naked) in the need of …”
Life changes at that place. Relationships change at that place. *I* changed in that place. Priorities change in that place. How U see God will change in that place.
Lex, my 11 year old grandson just asked me what “stark” means. I’m sure glad he didn’t ask what “naked” means – lol – So I looked it up. Actually, I asked “Siri”, on my iPhone. She said –
“Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornments”
Have U been there?
Did He invite U to come and U covered up? Like Adam? Like Eve?
RU afraid to go there?
I am too, EVERY TIME!
But He keeps asking.
He keeps inviting. Me.
He keeps Loving. Me
He keeps healing. Me
In that place