Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Eyes

I have a friend that told me that the best thing she brought back from a compassion/ministry trip to China was “new eyes”. When she told me that, I grinned and nodded my head like I knew what she meant. But… I really didn’t.  I figured she had a great time and her hipster way of expressing it was that she came home with “new eyes”.

But, I listened to a guy named Skye Jethani talk this morning about the way Jesus saw the world completely different than everyone else. You can view his message if you click here  His theory is that the way we see the world comes before the way we act in our world. If we see it as scary and threatening than we will want to attack. But if see it as a place where we don’t need to be afraid, than all of Jesus’ teachings make sense. His teachings only make sense if we can see the world that He saw.  I hope you take 15 or 20 minutes to check out Skye’s message!!

I think I get what “new eyes” means now!

Maybe I found mine.. 🙂

Thirsty??

There is something I know about myself. I have learned that whatever I am thirsty for I am going to find a way to satisfy it!

If I feel empty or restless or anxious or bored, it doesn’t take much persuasion for my will to blaze with passion to make my self feel better.

God made me that way.

It is pointless for me to fight it because what I really want I will get or I will self destruct trying!

So, when I hear Jesus call to me with love and desire to go deep with Him I know that He is speaking to my thirst… my hunger…

He always wants me to come to Him when my desire for more is unquenchable. I have an open door with Him to come when I am thirsty and He will give me living water to drink! That’s crazy! It is the most incredible experience in life to drink what He has to offer.

There is more though… He also unlocks something in me that becomes an explosion of life to everyone around me. It’s called His kingdom and His plan to restore the world is supposed to flow from me… and you…

Thirsty??