Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Thursday, September 28, 2006

I wrote this last night…

I missed Life Group tonight. I attended “See You After the Pole” with a bunch of kids.
I love my life group, but I really love “His” kids.
Let me be honest with you for a minute, because God already knows. I have been worried, I have had a stomach ache for weeks because I know what time of year it is. 3rd/4th quarter, make your numbers time of year. It’s everywhere. That means that people I love and care about could lose their job, and truth be told, I could lose mine too, that’s just the way it goes. There are a lot of things going on in the world, that frankly, I just don’t like. I don’t like that as a Christian I am under attack. And as a person, I just don’t measure up (Yes, thank God for grace).
My stomach hurts, I have knot under my shoulder blade, my neck is stiff, I can’t sleep. Because I am an idiot. I know Who can carry my burdens, He carried the weight of my sins on that cross. On my way home I should have spoken to God, but I talked on the phone, walked up the mailbox, and there was a package. I knew a package was coming, but I didn’t know what was going to be inside. A brother in Christ that I had worked with for years said he was sending it. I was so excited! “The Ragamuffin Gospel’. I am excited to read it! The back cover says “Are you Bedraggled, Beat-up, and Burnt Out?” (All three probably but I don't know what Bedraggled is...) And the book is about… grace…
I find it no coincidence that I was going to worship with kids, and get this book on the same day. No coincidence, it’s called God’s timing folks. I woke up this morning to Ed Young on WMUZ telling me that “Fear Not” is in the bible 355 times. Almost one time for each day of the year… Maybe I should listen to God… DUH?! I felt like He was talking straight to me, using Ed as the vessel.
So I am thankful for God’s timing and His grace and His million of blessings. I’m going to read my new book… if it’s good, and I am sure it is… I am sure I will be sharing.

Psalm 33:22 May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

Here's some pics from last night!!







Hey, who's that? Yes, it' s Mac, my camera was on some silly function... but there he was...














Phyllis, Sami, and me... i look terrible, but I love those girls!!














Kids praying while the band played, is there a sweeter sight??

6 comments:

Birmingham Girl said...

No, there is no sweeter sight then kids praying..how awesome.
Hey, you look like your one of the teenagers yourself!
Let me know how that book is, sounds very interesting we all get "Bedraggled, Beat-up and Burnt Out" from time to time... isn't God's grace wonderful though, right when we need it,OOPPSS ~there it is!

KayMac said...

No sweeter sight, for sure. I have read the book. You will like it!

Sherry said...

where is that last pic from? like--building/location?

Margie said...

Mike- it is from Southpointe, that's where they held 'see you after the pole', all same place...

Jada's Gigi said...

No there is no sweeter sight than kids before the Lord! and like bg says...you look like one of the kids! You are beautiful!!

as for books...Have you read Hinds Feet on High Places? The main character is named "Much Afraid" ..:)

Tonya said...

That is so Awesome to see those kids praying. I think that book sounds pretty cool, would not mind borrowing it when you are done!