A Relationship…

26 01 2010

The last two weeks my heart has been awakened once again – am I desiring to spend time with one of my friends.  You see I should be desirig to spend time with him almost daily but I don’t — I get distracted (TV, sports, the internet, etc).  I realized that I really desired to spend time with him – you see to me it is a Relationship and spending time with Him is not about Knowledge but getting to know his heart and his character.  Who is this person?  God.  I know that my heart loves him and I can’t stay away for very long – he brings me to himself —I tell him I won’t wonder but I will and I will run into him arms again.  You see the beauty of the Christian life is the ability to begin again (no matter what others say or do to you).  His mercies are new every morning.  I am so thankful for his love.

I think of the hymn…Come thou Fount and I included the lyrics here:

Come Thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
I’ll praise the mount I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wondering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart Lord, take and seal it, seal it for Thy courts above

Lord, thank you for being patient with me even when my heart wonders…

Sticks and Stones May…

14 01 2010

We have all heard the saying – sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me – I can say that is biggest lie out there.  I have grown the last two or three years and a lot of the things I had to work through was some things that kids said to me in the past and I had no idea how much they impacted me – they impacted my relationships, my attitudes,   I had a couple people come along side me – a counselor (now a friend) and a good friend that loved on me even when I did some stupid stuff.  Words sting and the do sting still today – I sometimes am oversenstitive to what is said to me because of the verbal attacks and never being understood by my peers – call me challenged in this area and am aware of it and am growing each and every day and I have God’s strength behind me.  I remember this verse – The LORD is my refuge and strength and very present help in time of trouble…I also have a God who sees my heart and each situation I find myself in.

Politics 2010

10 01 2010

I hate to bring this up especially in light of the current climate.  What is the most important issue to you never mind congress, democrats, republicans…What issue should they address this year?  If the Presidential election would be today – would you re-elect Obama?  Here is a heavier issue what role should Christ followers play in Politics?