Monday, June 25, 2007

Let It Rain

It's raining again here. It's very dark. Sitting here looking out the windows - listening to the thunder roar... I've got a few thoughts.....

1) We talk about wanting rain and then complain when it does.

2) When it's hot - we look forward to cooler days. When it's cold - we long for hotter ones.

3) We talk about wanting to make a difference and yet - how many never leave their comfort zones?

4) We hear/know the message of the Cross and walk away - does it truly penetrate our hearts? Lives?

5) Discipleship is highly regarded and yet not always sought after. Why is that?

6) Ask someone to go to a seminar and you'd think you're pulling teeth. Ask them to go to a movie and they ask what time.

7) Your definition of a worship leader and a song director may not be the same as the person sitting next to you.

8) We talk about having time to do this or that. Yet, how often does this or that not get done because we don't make the time?

9) What the gospel is to one - is like water to another. Is it the same thirst? Drink?

10) If this was your last chance to tell someone you loved them - would you even if it meant getting out of the boat? or walking across the room?

I'd love to hear your comments on these or any other you'd like to share.

4 comments:

karen said...

A few thoughts...

1,2 - Guilty at one time or another

3 - God is constantly stretching the boundaries of my comfort zone - I love it - I love that He uses me, I don't so much like leaving my "blankie" behind.

4 - Working with youth... I ask this question all the time.

5 - Maybe because we aren't humble enough to seek it... or maybe because it's hard to find someone to do the discipling. sad, but true, at least in these parts...

6 - Yep, yep... so true, and again, so sad. Some fill their minds with anything that doesn't challenge them to change...

8 - Unfortunately - more often than I would like :(

Julie said...

Ya know when it comes to comfort zone, I was definitely out of mine this past week. You know from the email I sent you that we were faced with a decision that to some it would seem honorable, yet to others it would seem disasterous.

I learned from Amy that you learn to love the hard to love. And in time, they are easier to love than the "easy" to love. Does this mean that I love my harder to love ones more than my easy to love ones? No. It just means that my harder to love ones have more of a lesson to teach those around them.

So to make a decision that would impact many people around me was a hard one. But I would do it again in a heartbeat...

Camey said...

Thanks so much Karen & Julie for your comments. I appreciate how transparent you both were.

karen said...

"you learn to love the hard to love"

that's awesome... and oh so true...