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)


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lots of stuff

There's a lot going on, so please bear with me.

First of all, there's a lot of things that you just can't help but to smile at, one is Kaymac. After a long hard day, seeing Kaymac sitting at Arlene's (I think I saw her for 1 minute) made me smile. It makes me smile now. I love her. She radiates Jesus.

2nd, my baby is at Freshman orientation as I type. where did all the years go? People always wish they could get the past years back, not me. I'm a proud mama of a 14 year old who loves Jesus, hates drama. And loves her mumma.

Went to a prayer meeting last night for Arlene. It was like nothing else I have ever experienced. It was a little scary at first, I am a quiet prayer, but it was amazing, praise God, He was there. In big ways. I'll laugh if they open up Arlene today and there is no cantalopes. I wonder what those doctors will say... Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

In our training on Saturday, Adam asked us if we had a Paul, a Timothy, and a Barnabas in our lives. Kind of a name your top 3 kind of thing...
Paul - a person we respect to hold us accountable and pour their wisdom into our lives.
Barnabas - a partner more on our own level there to encourage us.
Timothy - a younger believer we have a heart to pour into.

I wasn't surprised about my answers but it really made me think. About how those people in my life have changed over the course of the last few years. And how many of them are you, on any given day.

God is really working overtime in my life right now. He's making me think about stuff I just don't want to address. But I need to.

Since today is 8:28 and Romans 8:28 is one of my favorite scriptures...
Romans 8:28-39 (NIV)
28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,[j] who[k] have been called according to his purpose. 29For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."[
l] 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[m] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord

One more thing... we need 2 songs today:

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Saviour of my soul,
Lover of my life,
I love You endlessly,
Passion of my heart,
Everything You are,
I love You endlessly.
You love me,
Before I knew of You,
You love me,
Now I give it back to You.
With Your Majesty here,
I fall to my knees,
I love You endlessly,
With the beauty of Your Son,
I find myself undone.
I love You endlessly.
Saviour of my soul,
Lover of my life,
I love You endlessly.
Passion of my heart,
Everything You Are,
I love You endlessly.
You love me,
Before I knew of You,
You love me,
Now I give it back to You.
With Your Majesty here,
I fall to my knees,
I love You endlessly,
With the beaty of Your Son,
I find myself undone.
I love You endlessly.
You love me,
Before I knew of You,
You love me,
Now I give it back to You.
I love You endlessly.
Endlessly

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The enemy has been defeated
And death couldn't hold You down
We're gonna lift our voice in victory
We're gonna make Your praises loud
Shout unto God with a voice of triumph
Shout unto God with a voice of praise
Shout unto God with a voice of triumph
We lift Your name up
We lift Your name up

4 comments:

Pat said...

Beautiful. I felt the same way last night at Arlenes when I saw Kaymac...and you.
I love you too sweetie.

Heather Smith said...

It's amazing how God can work in group prayer. We've had this at different times for different circumstances. I'll never forget one time we had signed up to come to our church at different times, and my cousin and I were the only ones there. We decided to pray on our own then together. Well, God nudged me to get up from where I was praying and go and pray beside my cousin, not out loud or anything, He just wanted me to move positions. I almost didn't do it, but I was like "Okay God, whatever." I have never felt more intimately connected to God then at that moment, and my cousin said that she felt more free and open in her prayer as soon as I sat beside her. Sometimes I think God just wants us to be willing to do things His way, even if we don't understand.

KayMac said...

we have to start a mutual admiration club..b/c i was so so so happy to see you and your beautiful daughter, and was happy to have a chance to chat w/ Sara but was disappointed that I only got a chance to say hi to Pat and not chat. Saw a few other faces there that make my heart smile...some people that I know and some that I have just met at Arlene's. The most wonderful thing was seeing everyone joined together to pray and love on Arlene and Barry...and I know that Jesus was right there in the middle of it all.

side note: with you on the kid thing...my girl is starting her senior year...and i wonder how we got this far so fast.

Jada's Gigi said...

wish I could have been at Arlene's with you guys...now thats the church being the church!