Wednesday, March 24, 2004

I wrote a little sumthin sumthin awhile back.. during a class I believe... it really encourages me when i am down. I read this poem and remember how great true faithfulness is and could be.

use me Lord
treat me with boldness
destroy my selfishness
show me Your Spirit

mold my heart
into a lover of your Word
for I am unworthy
of your unending grace
given to me
by Jesus' unspeakable sacrifice
Abba - allow my choices
to glorify your heart
keep my motivations
focused on The Depart
I fight to decide
who I am going to be
a lover of Your grace
or a reaper of Your Feat
but thats taken care of,
because you live in me
I pray you would lift my chains
when I face adversary
keep my life, my soul, my all
focused on eternity.

"For we do no lose heart, for outwardly we are wasting away, but inwardly we are being renewed day by day, for our light and troublesome worries are building us an eternal glory. So we fix our eyes on not what is seen but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is Eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

I haven't done this in awhile... posting that is.

A verse that really has kinda gave me understanding this past week is

John 3:8 "The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."

This verse really means alot to me. Through the few years that I have served as a Christian, I have run across many people who in all utmost honesty need Jesus. If I were to try and explain to them what wholeness feels like, what a complete life is life, how God takes you and rebirths your soul, it would be way worse than if I was trying to explain to them Einstein's theory of relativity... cuz i have no clue how to describe it... and most likely they don't either. God picks the times and the places...

"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day" John 6:44

God calls the unbelievers to see, not what I say or what I do. I am nothing. I am merely a medium used to open the eyes of the blind. If a non-believer doesn't respond to your outreach, don't feel discouraged... his time has not come. Sometimes I try to imagine what it would take for certain people to become Christians... its a scary thing to imagine.. God's works are mysterious and unpredictable, as well as, amazing.

When someone is placed into my life mysteriously or inconveniently I try to make a list of things God is doing through this meeting. How is He using us to enhance both of our loves for Him? This would be considered the "greater purpose" because this is the greatest purpose of mankind. Its destiny, loving our Father to the utmost extent. Every event has purpose within the web of life-- a purpose so advanced that it seems like the wind described.. beautifully unpredictable and refreshing in a sense.

remain ablaze brothers and sisters.
~Forever Forward~

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