Sunday, February 28, 2010

Disturb Me

My Prayer

Disturb us Lord

Disturb us, Lord, when

We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

Sir Francis Drake -1577

The Louisville Project


Tonight I'm teaching a kids class at church. Not gonna lie, I'm a bit nervous. I haven't taught small kids in years and now that my siblings are turning into young adults I'm more used to talking to kids that are in middle school instead of kindergarten. But I'm excited and hope I haven't lost the ability I once had. (I almost said touch but that could be taken SO wrong lol)
The lesson is based all around money and what you treasure.  "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (verse)
What do I treasure? Looking over my bank statements I treasure food and woot shirts. I can rationalize that though, I NEED food to sustain myself. The woot shirts? It's one shirt for 10 dollars! And once it's gone I can never get it for that price again (I never said it was a good rationalization)
I do believe that most of my treasure lies above. I won't say all of it because that would just be lying to myself and you, but most of it God has. I'm literally paying for when my treasure was myself and will be for a couple more years. I'm still learning how to use God's money and how to make my treasure Him and Him alone

"My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" Colossians 2:2-3

Saturday, February 27, 2010

When God Shows Up

I have this song stuck in my head
How He Loves Us by David Crowder Band
Just at the right time, when I'm feeling forgotten, unloved, and unimportant,  God shows up as He promised He would.
Sometimes I wonder why my problems, petty as they are, seem so important to me. I have God. I have the Holy Spirit living inside of me. I am loved by the Creator of flowers, sneezes, and coffee. That fact alone comforts me more and more as I fully realize that fact.

Thank you Abba for loving someone like me.

and just for fun...