Monday, March 23, 2009

More things on my mind

While in the last post I opened the window and let some crazy pour out, what you read was just auto pilot. When I actually engage my mind, sometimes there really is something of value in there. This is what I am kicking around today.

I like to have a theme. A verse that gives me hope and direction, a song that captures my heart's desire:

I want to add to the beauty, to tell a greater story. I want to shine with the light that's burning up inside...

These words by Sara Groves well up in me when I think about Hanna and Biruk joining our family. God placed a light in me that is burning me up inside. I want to meet the needs he sets before me. When I do, it surely adds to a greater story. One that is outside of myself and my selfishness. I give my life over to Him and he uses it to do great things. Things for others that beautifully enhance my life forever. I have TWO MORE CHILDREN. They call me mom and hug and kiss me. They want me and need me and LOVE me. Already. It's true.
How could I ever consider saying no? Why would I ever think of saying no again?

Has God placed a light inside you that is burning up? Don't hold it in.
LET IT OUT!!
There is a greater story for you. Don't forget what Lysa TerKurest says,
"We lose out on the great life that God has planned for us when we hold on so tightly to the good live that we have."
Pitch it people. Let the good life go. Grab hold of the great life. Who better to author your life than your Heavenly Father, The giver of every good and perfect gift?

I want to add to the beauty, to tell a greater story. I want to shine with the light that's burning up inside... Redemption comes in strange places, small spaces, calling out the best of who we are...

2 comments:

"Indescribable" said...

Hey I like crazy! I like your focus too!
Amen Sister!

Wendy said...

I love Sara Groves! She speaks to me.