Good Morning Friends,
Instead of listening to worship music for prayer today… I’m just enjoying the concert of all the HAPPY birds in my yard. These guys have been going crazy since an hour and a half before sunrise… and it’s so beautiful! Maybe I woke them up. Maybe the light from my family room comes off like the rising sun. Or maybe God just woke them up so they could sing their song while I prayed and worshiped him today! What’s strange is how they have stopped singing just as soon as transitioned out of prayer. Thank you God for the song of the birds today… that was fun!
This morning I feel moved with humility. Even though I have recently come into a place of trusting God with my future… and even though I feel the peace of knowing that God is for me and that God loves me like crazy… I still feel humble about the things in my life that I cannot figure out how to fix.
Sometimes, there are situations that arise… and they turn out so differently than we wish for them to turn out. Yeah, God promises to walk through them with us and God assures us that our future in him is still BRIGHT. God assures us that he works out his plans perfectly even in the imperfections of the people in those plans. And knowing this, still isn’t enough to wipe away the tears that come from living out the reality of what is happening right in front of our eyes.
What I’m saying is that having a vision that sees beyond right now is crucial concerning ones ability to keep walking FORWARD. Yes, it is important to keep on looking ahead and not become overwhelmed with the results of one short phase. But this does not mean that we are to live numb and uncaring. It doesn’t mean that we lay aside compassion and humility.
Some situations cannot be fixed RIGHT AWAY… no matter what we do or do not do. In fact, in these rare situations, EVERYTHING we do or do not do only seems to make the matter much worse instead of even slightly better. And that is painful… it’s very humbling. It always leaves me broken and wondering over the thousand things I COULD HAVE done to prevent things from getting so crazy.
Today, I feel very humbled about a few recent personal situations. I find myself praying so earnestly for God to show me how to fix things that I haven’t been able to fix yet. I’ve pleaded with God for mighty miracles. And the brokenness I feel over watching the situation play out is driving me to a place of significant spiritual transformation. I want God to fix so many flaws in my own life.
As I run into the next great adventure of my life and lead my church into her next great adventure… I want to run with a new and more substantial degree of LOVE for people! I want God to make me far less self absorbed… far less arrogant… far less bitter and unforgiving… far less focused on the flaws of others… and far more appreciative of Gods grace and mercy for us all. I want to be the biggest fan to every person God brings into my space. This has always been my aim, and now more than ever, this is the man I desire to become!
What I’m suggesting today is this: While holding on to the promise that God is always working all things out for YOUR good… run with the highest degree of humility you can get your hands on at this point of your life!
I hope todays blog adds tremendous value to your amazing lives! My love and prayers are with you… thanks for being such an amazing blog family! Tootalooooo everyone…