Thursday, September 25, 2008

it's epic

Our lives our epic. I’m not an Olympic athlete. I’m not known by millions. Probably not even thousands. But created in the image of holiness. To Jesus my life is epic. It is so hard to believe sometimes. That You can see yourself in me, sometimes I can’t even find myself in me amidst the sin and ugliness of this world. But You stay with me, and continually think I am beautifully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139). And more than that You say I am your inheritance (Ephesians 1:11). My human mind goes right to what I would think if someone like me was someone’s inheritance. How does He not feel cheated? But you planned for me, for my life, everday of it. You want me seated next to you. I am your masterpiece. Help me to understand a love like that. It’s like nothing else. It’s epic.

‘I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you being anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.’ Harper Lee

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 the way

So often I put myself in the way of you. I blur your glorious reflection. I cloud your spirit within me. I just wanna be a vessel. Your truth in undeniable…it doesn’t need anything added to it. And it doesn’t need to be diluted. It’s enough. I just wanna live to reflect that. I wanna bring that into my relationships. You give freedom. But you also do all the work. You bring the glory and just let me enjoy it. It’s just so hard to understand the concept of enough. There is just never enough anything in this life. But You are different. Let me live that out. It sounds like it should be simple. Redefine enough in me.

‘God is the only comfort, He is also the supreme terror: the thing we most need and the thing we most want to hide from. He is our only possible ally, and we have made ourselves His enemies.’ CS Lewis