Daily Archives: October 5, 2010

Always my dream…

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I love this song and wanted to share.

Sanctus Real – “Lead Me”

I look around and see my wonderful life
Almost perfect from the outside
In picture frames I see my beautiful wife
Always smiling
But on the inside, I can hear her saying…

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can’t

Don’t leave me hungry for love

Chasing dreams, what about us?



Show me you’re willing to fight
That I’m still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

I see their faces, look in their innocent eyes
They’re just children from the outside
I’m working hard, I tell myself they’ll be fine
They’re in independent
But on the inside, I can hear them saying…

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can’t
Don’t leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, but what about us?

Show me you’re willing to fight
That I’m still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

So Father, give me the strength
To be everything I’m called to be
Oh, Father, show me the way
To lead them
Won’t You lead me?

To lead them with strong hands
To stand up when they can’t
Don’t want to leave them hungry for love,
Chasing things that I could give up

I’ll show them I’m willing to fight
And give them the best of my life
So we can call this our home
Lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone

Father, lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone

I sort of see this as Jesus saying to me...”what about us Donna?  What about me?  Don’t forget about me.” And then I hear me saying to Him- ” Lead me,  you are the love of my life even when I feel alone.  I’m willing to fight, give me the strength to be everything you’ve called me to be, to lead my children ( God’s family) , to stand up when they can’t, to offer them your love,  to give them the best of my life, to never leave them alone and to teach them that YOU are our home.”

I thank God for gifted musicians who can craft such a beautiful, heartfelt, song of love for God.  I know this song is about marriage between a man and a woman, but we are called to be married to Christ first and foremost.  So, for me this song is about my union with Christ.  The children in the song are my own, as well as God’s children.  We are to teach with our life.  God help me be a better woman in all that I do.  Show me where I need work and then help me get where You are.  I can’t do it alone,  so please send me help along the way and grant me the one request that You are always my dream…

I love you Lord…

d.

Doors

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Hi!

Well, another Monday has come and gone and all day long I could think of nothing but doors.  I know that’s pretty weird isn’t it?   Not just doors, but the doors that are open right now and doors that will be slammed shut, never to be opened again.    Have you ever been on the side of a door that was slammed in your face?  It’s not a nice feeling is it?  It might even make you mad and you might even ask yourself, ” why did they do that?”  Or… you might knock on the door again only to find that now no one is there to open it.  Even though you know someone was just there…so you start knocking faster…and faster…louder and harder until you find yourself frantically pounding on the door with all your might…you might even be screaming ” let me in! I know you are there! Why won’t you let me in?”  Your fists hurt and your knuckles are bloody and bruised, but you still can’t get in and you crumble in a heap outside the door.

What has happened?

Genesis 7

THE FLOOD

VERSE 16

Then God shut the door behind him.


Noah did everything God told him to do. After Noah and his family boarded the ark, God shut the door.  He didn’t shut the door on them-he shut the door on the world outside of the ark.  God saw how wicked the people of the earth had become and it grieved him.  ( Genesis 6:5) God decided that he was going to bring a flood on the Earth that would destroy everything alive under Heaven. Total destruction.  But he spared Noah and his family because Noah was a man of integrity and he walked with God.  (MSG)

People had been given a chance to do the right thing from the beginning of time, but no one listened.  Finally, God got fed up with it and decided enough was enough.  He couldn’t bear to watch it any longer.  So he took matters into his own hands and well…we all know what happened next.  Noah and his family boarded the ark and God shut the door.  I imagine it sounded something like this…

It’s eerie isn’t it?

Once the door shut- time was up for everyone else on the outside of that door.  Oh what misery that must have been.  And how about for the people inside the ark?  They heard and watched their families and friends dying.  I cannot get the screams of agony out of my mind.  If I don’t get anything else out my Bethel Bible Study-this one passage has changed how I view time.

I believe that as we live out each day we get closer and closer to the time that Jesus will come back to take us home.  We don’t know what day or what time He will come, we just know that He will.  In this very moment, we have time to share the gospel with someone. We have time to offer salvation.   We have time to show someone God’s love through a kind act.  We have the time to offer forgiveness and to be forgiven.  We have time to obey God’s commands and heed his warnings.  We have time to repent.  We have time to weep.  We have time to heal.  We have time to love and be loved.

In the next moment it may be too late just as it was for the woman and her child weeping outside the door of the ark, wailing on the door to get in.  That could’ve been me, that could’ve been  you, that could’ve been a brother or a sister.  But thank God it wasn’t.  Thank God we have time-right now.  The flood is not a romantic story of saving Noah and his family.  It is a tragic story of the loss of the lives of countless people on earth.  People who were created in God’s image.  People who had the ability to be good but who chose not to.

“The Deluge” by Gustave Dore  ( Noah’s Flood)

The Flood by Michelangelo

Bonaventures Peeter the Elder  “The Great Flood”

I know this post is a hard teaching and God never said it would be easy.  My heart aches for those who don’t know the Lord and we have time, right now, today,  to get out of ourselves ( and I am speaking to myself here) and into the world and get to work building relationships and sharing God’s wonderful all encompassing love with people who have never had it, don’t know anything about it or even how to get it. People who live right next to us, people who have problems and people who need to know they are loved.   We have a chance now.  God is giving us time because he wants everyone to have a chance to get to know Him for themselves.  He doesn’t want this to happen again.  I don’t either.  Please don’t waste time.  It is precious and so are you.

You are loved…