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)


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Please Lord!

There is a song by Casting Crowns ‘While you were sleeping’. It’s one of my favorite songs. It’s about how all these different nations missed Jesus. Including America.

I had one of ‘those’ days yesterday. Bought someone lunch and made a dessert for today because people were jerks and its always better to have the balance on the side of good :)

There was one moment when I got up took a very BIG deep breath, walked away from my desk instead of my normal reaction. I prayed. And I only had two words PLEASE LORD. That’s really all I could muster. My brain wasn’t functioning, I could feel my blood pumping, shooting pains. Not good. PLEASE LORD.

And I often think about how I will look to the world. I think about it with my weight, how am I any better if I reach for a paczyki instead of my bible. How am I any different than anyone else? If I let my anger and my anxiousness (and selfishness) get the best of me, how am I any different? PLEASE LORD.

What if I miss an opportunity to be Jesus to someone one, what if I miss the opportunity to love because I’m being selfish and thinking only of me? What if instead of the places named in the song, you insert my name. What if? If you want to know the truth, that’s probably one of my biggest fears, what if I miss an opportunity to love. To show someone Jesus who needs it, or someone on the fence who is watching me, because they think I have something different and then I blow it. Ugh. PLEASE LORD.

PLEASE LORD, help me in my unbelief, help me to love bigger and better, help me to shut my mouth and help me to turn hurt into encouragement, help me to be unselfish and more selfless. Help to me to help others. Help me to be a better steward of my time and my money so I can help others, in Your name, for Your glory. PLEASE LORD.

Romans 8:35-39 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." 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, 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.

While you were sleeping - Casting Crowns
Oh little town of Bethlehem
Looks like another silent night
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
A giant star lights up the sky
And while you're lying in the dark
There shines an everlasting light
For the King has left His throne
And is sleeping in a manger tonight

Oh Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
For God became a man
And stepped into your world today
Oh Bethlehem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

Oh little town of Jerusalem
Looks like another silent night
The Father gave His only Son
The Way, the Truth, the Life had come
But there was no room for Him in the world He came to save

Jerusalem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
The Savior of the world is dying on your cross today
Jerusalem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night
As we're sung to sleep by philosophies
That save the trees and kill the children
And while we're lying in the dark
There's a shout heard 'cross the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away in the night

America, what will we miss while we are sleeping
Will Jesus come again
And leave us slumbering where we lay
America, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King
Will we be sleeping
Will we be sleeping

United States of America
Looks like another silent night

1 comment:

jessicachubb said...

I fear the same and too often I miss those opportunities. Thankfully we serve a very big God who can use us despite our failures and can work even when we miss a chance.