Saturday, May 29, 2010
This past month and a half have been so much fun. I have loved it so much. I love my job. I love my life. I love everything. God has called me into new things and he is speaking to me... actually- I am hearing him once again. He never stopped speaking to me. God is revealing insequrities that I have that I have to give to Him. He is revealing strengths that I never knew I had. I LOVE how my God works. Can I get an amen!?
Lord- you are my One.. and I love you.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Oh- my heart is in so many places right now. Can I name a few? Haiti. Africa. Japan. India. Los Angeles. Chile. Bolivia. It is safe to say that I would literally go anywhere the Lord sent me. All that I want to do is love people... especially people that never receive love.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Holiness has never been the driving force of the majority. It is, however, mandatory for anyone who wants to enter the kingdom.
(How often do we shrink back from pursuing holiness? How often do I settle for just getting by? What a shame, because we are called to holiness. And if we are called to it, then I think it is achievable.)
George Macdonald said, 'If you knew what God knows about death you would clap your listless hands', but instead I find old people in North America just buying this whole youth obsession. I think growing older is a wonderful privilege. I want to learn to glorify God in every stage of my life.
( =) What a blessing to glorify God in every stage, aspect, thought, everything... amazing, huh?)
Work is a blessing. [YES! A BLESSING!] God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures. - Discipline: The Glad Surrender
(This one got me where it hurts. I should treasure work....)
We must quit bending the Word to suit our situation. It is we who must be bent to that Word, our necks that must bow under the yoke.
(This is another one that gets me. Adjusting- twisting the Word. I want to take the word for what it is.. and dive into it.)
Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don't need to search any further for security.
(AHHHHH-mazing. I should totally stop searching for another form of security.)
Monday, May 10, 2010
I am a wonderful talker. I can talk to anyone for hours. Now- to get me to listen is another story. I will admit it is a thing in my life that I have to constantly work on. To stop and listen. And to really listen to what people are saying. So this whole story and perspective thing challenges me. To start listening to people. To realize that I am not that important. And to listen to people's stories.
[Not only do I need to lsiten to other people more- but I need to listen to God more. I'm pretty sure I read a quote once from Mother Theresa saying that Prayer starts with listening. How true is that.. and how thwarted is my view of prayer that I just come and complain and don't even do a bit of listening.]
So- if you have a story- let's have coffee... let's talk it out.. let's discover new things about you. I'm ready to listen. :)
Peace and love.
Proverbs 4:20- My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.