Get into the habit of saying, “Speak, Lord,”
and life will become a romance. (1 Samuel 3:9)
– Oswald Chambers
Jonathan David Helser teaches, “In the Garden, it all began with a kiss. God’s first moment with us is…messy.” And though we started out as dirt in the cherishing hands of the Trinity, our God invites us into more. Over a lifetime of maturing, we are intended to become the children, the friends, and, finally, the lovers of God.
The Helsers have consented for decades to the movement and invitation of God in their lives.
It hasn’t been easy.
It hasn’t been cheap.
It hasn’t been quick.
But through them, God is blazing a path for generations of disciples to become the friends and lovers of God.
In time and over time, they’ve practiced trusting the affection of God rather than trusting their gifting. A thousand times a thousand, they’ve chosen to receive and rest in the bottom-line reality that God’s love is better than life itself—and they’re inviting us to do the same.
Come along into Part 3 of this series as we follow the Helsers on the path and process of becoming the sons, daughters, and lovers of God.
For the Kingdom,
“I will take delight in you. As a groom rejoices over his bride, so will I rejoice over you.” – Isaiah 62