Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Violent Freedom

The freedom that Jesus offers is violent to our lives, yet freeing for our souls. Our lives will not stay the same and neither will our souls. They will be truly free. Notice Lyrics from the bridge of Third Day's song "Who I am" -
"And I know that you want to change me
Want to rearrange the way I feel inside
Yes, I've heard that you take
The broken hearts of lonely souls
And make all things right"
Beautifully spoken and my heart has witnessed it's truth. - TQ


"Fasting is not about food it is about seeking. And in your seeking it is not about finding the answers to life's questions, it is about finding life. And when you find life, you will notice it looks exactly like Jesus because he is life." - TQ

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Raw thoughts: To Wait and then to move.

Good things might come to those who wait
Not to those who wait to late
We got to go for all we know
-Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr.

So Joshua said to the Israelites: "How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?
-Joshua 18:3

Today I sit right in the middle of 40 days of waiting. I have heard all different kinds ideas about what to do in this period of time. So I will wait until I can go for what I know.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Raw thoughts - Don't be Silent

Psalms 83:1
1 O God, do not keep silent;
be not quiet, O God, be not still.

As my family and I are in a period of waiting on the Lord to tell us what he would like the next chapter of our lives to look like. I find consolation in the the words of the Psalmist. He has the courage to ask God to speak and to no longer be silent. For the purpose of showing outsiders that God is with his people and he is God overall.

So Father, I ask the same request to the psalm writer. Please do not be silent. We are openly waiting on you because we only want to do what you would be doing and I believe there are others waiting to see what you will do. Overcome the unknowns our our future with your prescence.

In the name of Jesus - May it be as written.