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, September 18, 2007

Moving Towards the Goal


Phil 3:12-14 12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.


I woke up to a song today. History by Matthew West. God tends to find a lot of different ways to speak to me. Music is a big one, I've always been a huge fan of music, if you've been to my house, you know that.

I drove by a sign today at Southland Mall, Nikki Sixx from Motley Crew will be there signing their new album. I know, I know, you need to take the day off, go visit him. Yeah Yeah, and some of you are saying Nikki who? what did SHE do. It's a guy. Long Haired Hippy Guy. Totally thought they were great when I was a kid. Did you know that Nikki Sixx overdosed a lot (I don't know how many times) on heroine. He's been "brought back". I don' t know why, but I thought, hmmm... God must have big plans for him, he just hasn't answered the call yet. I wonder who will be the one who plants the seed in Nikki's heart and then may or may not see it bloom.

I should have been dead myself. I got in a huge car accident once. Well, more than once, but when I had my ZX2 I t-boned a semi truck, spun around on 94, the truck driver said that if I would have been one inch either way from the axle, I would have probably gone under the truck. I remember thinking, "i'm about to die". Only to hop out of my car with a piece of glass stuck in my hand, and somehow my shoes came off. And I had them on, that time. I remember distinctively thinking "God isn't done with me yet" and I wasn't even saved then.

I look at people and I see their potential. I see all the great things God has done, the gifts He has given them, and the work He continues to do, and I think, "I serve a Mighty God". He takes wretches, and He makes them beautiful. All we have to do is move in His light.

I was looking for the History song, and I thought it was by Switchfoot, so I came across 'I dare you to move'. Both songs have parts in them about leaving the past behind. "leave it all behind you" (History) & 'Like today never happened' (Dare). What's behind you isn't nearly as important as what's ahead of you. Except when you use it to glorify God.

I am having a hard time letting go of something, I know God did, but I am the dope who keeps reminding myself of how stupid I was. I know that God wants me to let go of it, and I think He's speaking in a lot of ways to get it to stop paralyzing me. I can't move if I am paralyzed, I can't move for Him.

What's ahead of you? I can't even describe it, partly because I don't know. It's a life that maybe won't be easy, but it's full of grace and love... all you gotta do is move...


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History - Matthew West

It's been a bad day

You've been looking back

And all you can see is everything you wish you could take back

All your mistakes

A world of regrets

All of those moments you would rather forget

I know it's hard to believe

Let me refresh your memory

[Chorus]Yesterday is history

And history is miles away

So, leave it all behind you

But let it always remind you of the day

The day that love made history

You know you can't stay right where you fell

The hardest part is forgiving yourself

But let's take a walk into today

And don't let your past get in the way

Would you believe that you are history in the making, in the making?

Every choice that you are making

Every step that you are taking

Every chain that you are breaking

History is in the making

Every word that you are saying

Every prayer that you are praying

Every chain that you are breaking

History is in the making

History is in the making

History is in the making


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Dare You to Move - SwitchFoot

Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existance
Everyones here,everyones here

Everybodys watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next? What happens next?

I dare you to move,
I dare you to move,
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor,
I dare you to move,
I dare you to move
Like today never happened,
today never happened before...

Welcome to the fall out,
Welcome to existance,
Redemption is here, redemption is here,
Between who you are and who you could be,
Between how it is and how it should be

I dare you to move,
I dare you to move,
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor,
I dare you to move,
I dare you to move
Like today never happened,
today never happened...

Maybe redemption has stories to tell,
Maybe forgivness is right where you fell,
Where can you run to escape from yourself
Where are you gonna go? Where are you gonna go?
Salvation is here...

I dare you to move,
I dare you to move,
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor,
I dare you to move,
I dare you to move
Like today never happened,
today never happened, today never happened,
today never happened before

5 comments:

Jada's Gigi said...

great post! important stuff...my hubby alway says you cant change direction til you start moving...just move!
How about the new song..."East is from the west?" Is that Casting Crowns? anyway...the message goes right along with your post.

Vikki said...

AMEN!!! I've just recently learned that forgetting is a CHOICE and that we have to remember to choose to forget. when the devil sneaks up to remind us of our crappy past choices, we have a say "No way, not going there, done with that, I'm FORGIVEN, SET FREE!!!!!"

Mrs. Mac said...

I try not to let crappy choices from the past influence where I'm going today. I plain don't even think or remember them. Must be God's grace or something. But I do embrace my past ... my past, that is, in where I come from ... my family. I sense their love running through my veins and it's comforting to know they were saved before leaving this earth. Oh, yeah, Jesus runs around my veins too and that makes all well.

Hattigrace said...

The biggest thing to learn is that God Himself does not remember our sins . That was a big one for me.

Heather Smith said...

I love those songs! I'm so glad that my past is history. Something God cast into the sea of forgetfulness! Like you, I have a hard time forgetting those things. But I've learned that when Satan constantly throws my past in my face all I have to do is remind him of his future!