Well, here we go. I have been contemplating this for some time. It feels a little bit like the first dive off the high board. It looked like a great idea standing on the ground. Now that I am up here – YIKES. I have friends saying, ‘how long are you going to stand up there? Jump!’
The whole purpose of the blog fishprison.com is to help us live a life that is freer in Christ… ‘to break out’ …to live beyond the glass. (Fish prison = aquarium). Jesus came to set the prisoners free. We have boxed ourselves back up in a fish tank.
But we cannot live free in the fish tank. My point here is that we seem to have repeated the past. The church as a whole has done this in the past. We have programmed ourselves into a little aquarium with fish activity, or we have designed a comfort zone for ourselves where we live – looking out at the rest of the world. We have bought-in to what the enemy wants. Containment, process, program, and over-reaching metrics of success. The enemy wants anything but release. The enemies grimy, blood-stained fingers have been at work boxing us up, again. Attempting to re–captivate us. Jesus came to set the captives free. Free to what? You will see.
I hope that my quirky way of viewing life will help you see Him more clearly. And then encourage you to live an abundant life… beyond the glass.
Starting the end of July, I break some of my own glass.