What is your orientation?
No, I’m not asking whether you are gay or not! What I want to know is, Are you docked with God or is He docked with you? “Are you crazy? What do you mean?”
Docking is the term used when a space vehicle connects with an orbiting space station to transfer people or equipment to the space station. The space station does not come down to earth to dock. Its people and supplies are brought up to its level so that it can fulfil its purpose.
How often have you heard the expression, “God is always there for me”? Is that the be-all and end-all of our Christian lives? What about our being there for God? Does He have to “dock” with us? What if He wants us to “dock” with Him so that we can fulfill His higher purpose?
I watched an interview on the Hope Channel between a young Filipino girl, Mary Grace and the programme host, Don. Mary Grace was born with half a right arm and a right leg 8 inches shorter than her left leg.. Her left arm and leg are normal. She was rejected by her peers and lived a lonely childhood. Her grandmother loved and accepted her and taught her about Jesus from babyhood.
Mary Grace had a passion to play the piano but no-one would teach her because of her disability. Her grandmother finally found a piano teacher who was willing to take up the challenge and, at the age of 5, Mary Grace began piano lessons. She learned to play with her left hand first, and then she put her right stump to work. She practised for hours each day until her stump bled.
Mary Grace is a concert pianist today, playing with her right stump as though it were an arm and hand with five fingers. Her passion now is to shine for Jesus through her music. But she does much more than play the piano for Jesus. In 2001 she went to the USA and there met a Filipino woman who has become a “mother” to her. With the money Mary Grace earns from her concerts, and sponsorship they garner from all over the world, these two courageous women support more than 350 college graduates in the Philippines who pastor multiple churches, some from 5 to 30 churches.
Now that’s what I call “docking” with God. God has so much blessing He longs to pour through you into the lives of spiritually poverty stricken people, but He is waiting for you to connect with Him with a heart of love and passionate obedience. How many are there in our church who are still locked into their own selfish lives, instead of “docking” with God to receive the supplies of grace He longs to pour out on empty and starving lives?
So, what’s your orientation – are you “docked’ into God or are you still waiting for Him to “dock” into you?
Scripture taken from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
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