The Fountain Day 226: Marionette

Over time, I am consistently seeing myself released from an invisible force.  The world, if you will.  The parts of life that we’ve always known to just “be the way they are”…with little opportunity for variation.  I continually feel more and more grounded in this season…as if I was once an unwilling marionette whose strings have been cut and freedom has been granted.  A long awaited freedom that I never knew I needed and wanted. 

We are often completely oblivious to the box we live within…that is, until we find our way out of it. 

Religion had been a box for me.  The good and Christian way of doing things had been too…mainly because it wasn’t really the good and Christian way at all…it was really just people’s comfortable idea.  The pull into busyness has always been a fraud and is the first place I ever felt that something was just not right about a life lived jetting around from one place to another, fulfilling everyone’s idea of what a full life looks like. 

We are made for more.

We are made for so much more…but we are hard pressed to find it when we never surrender to the pull of roots.  God given cultivation of deeper roots. 

These roots don’t mean we stay in one place forever and never explore.  On the contrary, these roots enable us to move around more freely and explore with an assurance that we are steeped in Truth, from a position of rest, and partnering with the Prince of Peace. 

Living as a marionette to the ways of the world is over for me…just this week, I keep having a vision over and over again…in it the strings of a marionette are being cut and I have returned to the exact position that God originally called me to.  My only wish is that I had heeded that call in the first place, and not been so caught up in the way we’re told to live. 

There’s a reason for everything though. 

I am content in knowing that the bits of the world’s way of life and church that I’ve partaken, have only given me a greater appreciation of the freedom I now reside within. 

Live simple…God had told me…little did I know that simple would become the call of a generation.  So many others are hearing the same thing, yet I had no idea they were when I began hearing and responding.  Simple is the only way to defeat the attempts of the “one world government”…nobody could’ve convinced me of that previously. 

God has known all along.  He knew exactly where we needed to be.  He placed desires in our hearts.  He knew exactly how long it would take to cultivate those dreams.  What a mighty God we serve…it’s unreal how very involved in our lives He is when we allow it.

I know one world government is prophesied in scripture, but I also know from discernment that now is not the time.  It’s not time yet.

These are the things you are to teach and insist on.  If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, they are conceited and understand nothing.  They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means of financial gain.  But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.  But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.  Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.  Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.  But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.  Fight the good fight of the faith.  Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.  1 Timothy 6:2b-12