Monthly Archives: March 2010

This Is Not about That…

What does it mean when we say things like, “This is not about me” or “I’m really thinking about what is best for you in this…“?

Are we a good judge about whether or not our actions are selfish or selfless?

The other day I read something about a selflessness that is born out of a deep awareness of who one is and what they are supposed to do.  I found the idea very intriguing as it seems that in many of our relationships, we often misunderstand someone who is secure about those issues as arrogance.  I John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”  It is actually self centeredness and pride that lead us to fear.  When you and I are completely full of God’s perfect love, we are free to fully embrace who we are and we can live securely in the life mission He has designed for us to accomplish.  We can then actually bring our best to our relationships and the mission we have been given.

What Do You Want?

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the question, “What does God want?

By that I mean; “What would cause Him to feel amazing today?”.  God is still the God we read about in The Bible.  He is also the God that we know and experience by the Holy Spirit.  And He is Jesus who revealed who God really is by becoming a human being and who revealed to us how to live as human beings in a deep friendship with God.  He has been calling to me and pulling me into a renewed awareness that He is with us and that he longs intensely to meet with us and lead us in ways that we can release His grace in our world.  But the secret is found in Isaiah 30:18   “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!“.

I want us to wait on Him and allow Him to be gracious toward us.  I want Him to show us what matters to Him and to seek His grace in aligning my desires and motivations with His.

What do you want?