Sunday, January 11, 2009
I'm reminded in these moments of sickness how I really enjoy being well. I also am reminded of how apathetic I can become in my prayer life when things are comfortable. It's in these moments of trials that you cry out to God...not just for healing but also for the advancement of His Kingdom.
The last few days of being in the Mts. Mexico and having dysentery, have shown me how my prayer closet looks a lot like beans, rice, and tortillas! Nothing too exciting, or spicy, or even sweet. Just plain old beans, rice and tortillas. I realized that I have lost some passion with My God...when it comes to believing for a greater harvest or meal. You know? I had been so "programed" to pray passionately before church services that I hated it because it wasn't real or sincere. So over the years I would purposely not pray with passion because I wanted whatever was coming from my mouth to be from my heart. Not a bad principal to live by, but... Somewhere in all of that forgot about the passionate, real conversations I had sincerely had with Jesus.
Anyways, the last few days I have begun to 'change' a few things in my pantry or closet. I have been adding some spices, some treats, some protein, some meat, and much more...
2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
I like the last phrase...not lacking anything. Oh God, lead me to that place of not void of anything. I want my closet to have everything.Passion, Conviction, Hope, Freedom for captives, Freedom for communities, Devotion for You, yes, devotion for you Jesus... Amen.
Video of the Mexico trip coming soon...(its worth seeing and hearing about)
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