Crisp creases & predictability, this is the world I most naturally gravitate towards. I, in fact am the person who would highlight “predictability” in bold, (perhaps even colorful) font…and underline “crisp creases” to ensure that my point is made clear. I Am drawn toward both with force, and I am comfortable with my predictably crisp creases.
My journey of “untucked” has been a work in progress from the Lord, a lifetime of sanctification boot camp. “Trust Me”, “follow on”, “you don’t need to know the details”, “it doesn’t have to look familiar”. These are near daily phrases whispered in my ear from my patient and forbearing Abba. My responses vary as I hear my Shepherds voice. I am still learning to rest rather than fret, relax rather than crumple..and follow…still learning to follow without fear of the unknown.
In recent months as life is transitioning in response to an expanded calling, His written Word has continued to leap from paper into my heart becoming His spoken Word to me. Isaiah 42:16 “I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave (you) undone”. My feeble interpretation of “blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know” – is – “untucked“…no crisp creases, no predictability, no routine…only Jesus. I find rest in His familiar voice, His familiar faithfulness, His familiar bidding me to follow forward.
Untucked – the journey of following into the future by a way I do not know, on a path I do not know…no creases. I call it “following”. And this truth fully rests in – He is faithful to lead the way down the path, illuminate the darkness, smooth out the terrain until it is passable for this wobbly-warrior. And, He will never, ever leave me undone…never…ever.