Tuesday, March 3, 2009

this messed me up

As I watched our people respond to God this past Sunday I was messed up.  I mean really messed up.   One gentleman in particular who has been visiting with one of his family members came up to me to tell me what we asked people to day, I'M IN, and he couldn't even talk.  Tears were hard, but they were awesome.
God is in the business of changing lives, and what I notice most is that before we can ministry to others and meet needs God has to mess us up.  He has to get our attention.  People who get THAT really get God, and I like it.  I like serving with people like that.  I REALLY like leading people like that.
There is nothing that can replace pure and God birthed passion and heart aching for what God loves and what God does.  How about some ideas that continue to mess me up?
Live simply so others might simply live. --- referenced by Max Lucado
The larger the gap, the greater the risk. (talking about doing things that we don't naturally do and the gap between that and what is natural) --- David Foster
The reason the church is so uncreative is because the church is so uncaring. Out of concern comes creativity. --- Erwin McManus quoted at a conference last week
I believe that God is messing His people up so we can be better suited to minister to those in need.  What do you think?
If you have been somewhere or heard a message or been touched by God lately where you can say this messed me up, then maybe you ought to stop right here and spend some time with Him.
1 Chronicles 28:9 (nlt) --- And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

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