Tuesday, June 13, 2006
"So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work," ~Ecclesiastes 3:22
"But to do good and to communicate forget not, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased." ~Hebrews 13:16
"Anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing." ~John 14:12
"[W]isdom is proved right by her actions." ~Matthew 11:19
"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit" ~John 15:16
When you think of doing good but you don't go ahead and act you have already failed. But if you think of the good and do it and leave it to God that He will give you more when you can handle it, yes, that is very good. Don't make it a real big deal in your mind, really, that must be the hardest thing I've had to learn to let go (I'm still learning). The thing you want to remember is do. Simply do. Most of what is good is not thought about with much thought at all. And this is shocking to us something crazy.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Monday, June 05, 2006
Friday, June 02, 2006
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Recently I was met with instruction in love, totally God-appointed and here's how it happened: I was ravished. I reached. I received. Praise the Lord! I was met with unusual challenges this week...thankfully, my brothers and sisters were there to lean on and God in Christ prayed for my poor tent of bodily weariness. I'm so thankful. But, yeah, this ministry of heart is what I'm getting at...encouragement. love. honor. sharing. devotion. That's what's needed. And there's always going to be hurts and needs. I cannot pretend I've got it all together or simply cope because that's stupid, I know I have need. Do you know you do? We as the body need eachother, daily, as long as the day, until Jesus comes. Let's do so.
"If by doing some work which the undiscerning consider 'not spiritual work'I can best help others, and I inwardly rebel, thinking it is the spiritual for which I crave, when in truth it is the interesting and exciting, then I know nothing of Calvary love,"
If I can work at base things with a heart full with love, I know that this yes this is what the Father wants for me, and knowing this He may choose to use me later, how He will, whatever that may be. Be patient little child.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
This is my generation: "Utterly irregular." This is taken from a beautifully disturbant speech at my graduation. Utter- Irregularity _fitting not to the public standard, yet forever and always in the public eye. Not because of us, but because of Whose Name we bear are we in the spotlight of the world. Marked by difference. We are
- Daily cross-bearers.
- Preachers of peace
- Proclaimers of God's truth
- United in love the world over
- Ceaseless intercessors
And why would we want to be anything else? Obviously this is not for cowards. I wrote in my Bible once that being Christ-like, is anything but cowardice. And I know it is, because I have "died" to that old life I thought was so very important to me. Time and again I died these deaths. Until recently have I learned that all death is swallowed up in victory. That victory is mine and has been won so I might always see this one thing before me - the cross of our Lord.