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, August 11, 2011

He is!

I’ve been blessed in my life to have seen some incredible worship leaders.  This year on the last day of War Week, Marcus Cole lead worship, and I must say that every minute of worship during War Week was amazing, God really must have been honored by it all, teenagers, awesome worship leaders.  It was really great.  My friend Beckie posted on my wall today, in the middle of what seemed like a really crappy day.  What happened today?  Nothing out of the ordinary.  Somedays just sometimes really suck.  It’s a little of this, and a little of that and at moments all that addition seems to be a huge mountain in my path that stands between me and everything. 

In those days, it’s difficult to count blessings, though I really tried.  Though at many moments, I could have gotten in my car and driven to the other side of anywhere.  However, I know I am right where I belong because I have no direction to go otherwise.

At moments I felt like I was held together by tacky glue, some moments I felt like I couldn’t breathe. 

What can I do during those times? 

I thank God.

What?  Did I really just say that?

Yes I did.

I thank God because for all that life seems like it isn’t, He is. 

When nothing seems to go the way I think it should, He’s got it under control.

When things bother me, He is right. 

It is not about me.  And sometimes I find love in that.  No matter how good or bad I am, it is about Him.  When things bother me or there are too many “me’s” or “I’s” in my sentences, He reminds me that while He loves me, it is not about me, at all.  Though He would have died, for just me.

Today was a rough day, but I find it interesting that in all the years that have passed, in all the twists and turns of our lives, my friend Erica is always there.  You have to meet Erica.  She has this amazing smile, and she tells you look good, even when you walk in after a rough day, too fat, when she tells you that you look good, you know she means it, and she loves you.  Her hugs, her smile, you know that she loves you, and if you know her, you are truly blessed by her.  And she happens to be fabulous with a comb, scissors, and some hair goop.  When you walk in feeling like a penny, you walk out feeling like a million bucks, and little has to do with your hair but how her love radiates onto you.  Her bucket overflows of love onto others.

I don’t know what tomorrow brings.  Whatever comes my way, I will have strength that comes from above, to deal with it all.  

Jesus loves me! 
He has control over all things
I am right where I belong

I will worship Him

Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made.We will rejoice and be glad in it

1 comment:

Jada's Gigi said...

Erika sound s like an awesome friend!