Monday, September 17, 2007

A Letter

"Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."
~Philippians 4:5-6

(Picture courtesy of Andrew H. Hughes)

In light of this...things I think about:

-What it means to rest-truly rest-in Christ.

-Worship songs that aren't about us...only about Him.

-My, life and all that encompasses that. Lord, what do you want me to do?

-Renovo Ministries-the Lord's will in and through it.

-Friendships-the dynamics and deepening of the ones I have-the expectations of new ones. Relationships, not formulas.

-Fall 2008

So, I've been in this amazing place recently. Actually, its not been amazing in that I've been jumping up and down rejoicing. Rather, my worship has come from a somber heart, a lack of understanding of my life, and this crazy knowledge that the Lord is doing something painfully specific in my life. I've been watching as He molds me. That's the thing...I feel that He's molding me, but I can't see the shape He's forming. Its almost as if I'm watching this painter and even though I have some context of the colors and can see the landscape, she's started painting a center figure and I have no idea what it is. So, I don't have control. :)

This weekend, I had the sweet opportunity to hang out with some high schoolers. We went to this HUGE camp just south of Bloomington. Prior to going, the confusion of everything was weighing extremely heavily on my heart. It was hurting. I knew that I couldn't go into the retreat with this least not as it was. And the Lord lifted the pain of it. I still had no idea how to make sense of the masterpiece (and still don't to be honest), but I was able to just pour into these girls and it was awesome. The theme of the weekend was "Live live" (2 different words). And how real and applicable is that to my life at this juncture? It is SO easy to fall victim to apathy and c0mplacency, especially as I have no idea what is going on, but its not what I desire and its not what the Lord desires for His children.

Bottom line...He is faithful to provide.

Savior who can move the mountains,
Our God is mighty to save, He is mighty to save.
Forever, Author of salvation.
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.

Shine your light and let the whole world see
Singin for the glory of the risen King...Jesus.

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