Friday, June 25, 2010

Drawing In The Harvest

It's time to stop being selfish.
It's time to stop being complacent.
It's time to look outside ourselves and see what is happening in the world.
God has created us to worship and has chosen us to assist Him.
He didn't have to.
We're on a mission to dust off our broken and misshapen armour
And to put it back on again.
There is no time to waste.
Now is the time to take a stand.
Now is the time to take lost souls gently by the hand and lead them to the One who saves.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Broken Humanity

I found myself staring at a man with lines deeply etched upon his face.
His eyes glassy and glazed over.
He held a styrofoam cup absentmindedly in his hand.
His mind seemed to be wandering in every direction imaginable.
I found myself wondering what he was thinking.
Was he longing for a drink?
Was his skin crawling, awaiting his next fix?
Was he wanting to die? Or wanting a way out? Was he waiting for someone, anyone, to reach out and pull him out of his endless pit?
Was he just a man who was hungry? Or thirsty?
Did he have a family to provide for?
Or was he just a man who needed an embrace?
I was surprised at all these questions racing through my mind.
I watched as people ignorantly passed him by.
My heart ached for him.
I found myself beginning to pray for this man.  This man who I didn't even know.
This man who needed salvation as much as I do.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Let Your Light Shine For All to See

Let your light shine for all to see.
Be your authentic self.
God has given you unique gifts and talents.
Be who He meant you to be.
It is difficult to contain myself.
I have such great news to share with the world.
All it takes is a smile
A song
A dance 
A cup of cold water
A story to be told.
Don't be ashamed and let your light shine for all to see.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Illumination Declaration

I am overcome with gratitude.
You rescue me from despair.
There are no words to express the gratitude I have for you.
You grant me vision.
You grant me new and fresh ideas every day. 
They rush in like a flood.
I am like a small child discovering hidden treasures.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude.
It is indescribable.
There are no words except "thank you."

Paid in Full

High praise.
Praise rises up from the highest heights, to the deepest depths.
You were bruised and beaten for me.
Your eyes stare into mine with compassion and forgiveness that will ever be imprinted in my mind. 
It is difficult to comprehend this image with my natural eyes, but my spiritual eyes are wide open.
You carry my frustrations.
You carry my fears.
You carry everything for me.
The red ribbons upon Your back symbolize Your love for me .
The empty cross reads : paid in full.