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Stress

Lord my life is overrun with stress.

When I read about David crying out to you because he felt overwhelmed with life I can relate. Why does life have to be so difficult? I wonder how many of my problems are self inflicted? I’ve tried to follow you or at least I think so.

Have I really put your kingdom above mine? Have I put your heart before mine? I want to love you with all of my heart. I want to be so close to you that I feel your presence every moment. I want to be used by you and I want to be a pencil in your hand. Yet I sin against you way to much.

A life where I rejoice always and don’t worry about anything is far removed from the reality of my daily life. Is there hope? Will I ever be willing to give you everything I have and forget the past and strive ahead in the direction I believe you are calling me to go?

Lord help me not to do anything that would not honor you in my finances, in how I love people, and in loving you above my own life. Amen Lord. Let it be so.

October 22, 2009 Posted by | personal | | Leave a comment

Who’s kingdom are you building?

I have no one else like Timothy, who genuinely cares about your welfare. Paul had a number of people who were faithful ministers working along side him, yet he made this comment about Timothy.

That made me think about my life. Is that what people would say about me or do I put my interests above others? I’m afraid I know the answer and it’s not the one I had hoped for.

Jeremy Camp says “I want to be real. I want to lay it all down before the King. My desire is to be used by you. My desire is to do your will. To be used by you.”

I’ve seen what my life looks like when I put myself above God and I don’t like it. I pray that I may no longer put my desires above His. May I see through Jesus’s eyes.

October 13, 2009 Posted by | Reaching your community | | Leave a comment

What does God care about?

In the Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren poses the question: What does God care about most? He goes on to answer it by saying that God cares about you and I the most. That is the reason he sent his son. His desire is that we will develop an intimate relationship with Him and he has gone to extreme measures to reach out to us.

Rick Warren also says that as we learn to love God we’ll become less interested in ourselves and more interested in God.

When you start to experience God’s working in your life you’ll become excited about the things of God. You’ll start to see things you never saw before. You’ll see God working in people’s lives and you’ll see ways that God will start using you.

It’s an exciting trip and it starts the day you say to God I want to follow you. Jesus said; You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe a for harvest.

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October 2, 2009 Posted by | Reaching your community | , , | Leave a comment