While I had grown up in church my entire life and knew and love Jesus from an early age, I couldn’t help but feel like an outsider in my new surroundings. I didn’t talk the talk, or even know what walking their walk looked like. Simply put, I was a misfit.
You know the moment I’m talking about. The moment when every frustration and worry, along with a dose of anger just spews out. The moment you can’t hold back, and one little thing makes you spew words and appear like a crazy lady. You spew and then you think – oh my goodness, where did that come from and who was that person? My husband can attest I’ve had my fair share, and if we’re honest and can admit it, we’ve all had one! I call it the monster moment.
As I reflect on this tonight, I realize how often my drive has led me in direct disobedience to God. In Moses example it might be natural to think water came from the rock and the people drank = SUCCESS. OR NOT!!!!
Death changes heaven. I know – it sounds odd. But my perspective has shifted so much in just a week. And in that process, I’m learning how to let go of my #loveidol and draw near to God.
An Angel showed up at my door today… You see, as I grieve, I’m so surprised by the things that I get hung up on. I can’t tell you how many times this week I wondered if I could be as good of a mom to my kids as my mom had been to me. And I knew that I was going to dread folding laundry alone.
Easter has always been my favorite holiday because it means that if I love Jesus – then I am enough. His dying on the cross and rising again, and my believing it, well, it’s enough.
Jennifer writes on her blog today about the Lenten Journey she is going to lead us on. Would you pray about joining us? And on Easter Morning, as the sun rises, may you be changed – really changed, by the journey and the celebration of Jesus!
Delighted today to be sharing over at The High Calling. Would love for you to stop by and hear more about how the local church can equip us in our everyday ordinary work life! Leave a comment so I know you were there!
Find my post here… http://www.thehighcalling.org/hcb-community/work/will-you-pray-my-success
I see countless comments that would lead you to believe that this hype is all just smoke and mirrors and that these women are doing this because they want to. They are doing it for the money. I see that if we look the other way, and don’t see, then it’s ok. And I pause and think, did any of these girls grow up dreaming that they would be a stripper? Or enduring countless men in a day? Did they write on their first grade papers – when I grow up I want to be a prostitute? God did not create us for this. Period.
As we stood in Battery Park waiting for our tickets, I was struck with the significance of my smallness and God’s love for me. #humbled
Google has everything right? I recently typed in ways your church can pray for business. To my surprise, there is very little material out there! WHY???? Good question.
I think that just as much as God hates divorce, he hates the squabbling that goes on afterwards. He hates to see kids suffer because their parents can’t get along. He desires unity in families. Normal married families, divorced families, single parents, etc.
One by one they arrived on Friday night. Each with a hug and a humble heart – grateful to have been included. And my smile only widened. Each decade was represented, with more being in their 20′s than in their 60, 70 or 80′s.