Friday, January 22, 2010

Considering my Royal Position

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?

Esther 4:14 NIV

I don't generally think of myself as having royal position. I tend to think about my limited funds, limited influence and other limiting things to reinforce my thoughts about my position in life. But then I am reminded of my royal position when I drive pass the guy the with a sign that simply says, "Hungry, Need Help" after I am full from my lunch from the value menu or when I get that email about the former classmate who now has cancer after I have returned from playing hoops with the guys. If these kinds of things weren't enough, The Spirit reminds me that I have royal position by the simple fact that I am a son of God.

So, there are times when something stirs in me to act on someone's behalf or for the common good, but my limiting thoughts make room for fear and doubt to throw up "Caution" and "Do Not Enter" signs in my path. During these times may my God and Father remind me of my position, so that I may act. Not that I shouldl act out of guilt, because what God wants will be done with or with out me. No, may I act from the joy of joining God in accomplishing the improbable and the impossible. All the while kicking down "Caution" and "Do Not Enter" signs along the way.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Prayer for Haiti

A broken people cry out for a broken people.
A people who have all and need All,
have our eyes on people who have none and need All.

I pray for the miraculous.
A miraculous move of your Spirit in the hearts of your people.
Use us to heal, restore, comfort, aid, show compassion
and revive a devastated people.

Move mountains of compassion and place them in Haiti
May they be towers that declare your glory, healing and love.

In the name of the one who was broken for us.