Month: September 2011

One Life Touched… That’s All I Want

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If I died today, I would simply want to know that something I did or said touched the soul of another, and led them to dedicate their life to God.  I don’t care if it’s a person who has never known God, or someone who has known God all their life and strayed.  This entire journey we call “life” is like the blowing of the wind… it passes quickly.  You only get one chance to get it right. 

I stand in awe that God even gave me that ONE chance.  For every time I fall, scuff my knees, and drag across the ground in self pity, I look up and He is standing there with His hand outstretched.  I sometimes run and looking back I see Him, watching with love and sadness in His eyes, waiting for me to turn around and run back to Him.  My mighty God, my Father, is standing present in my life warding off the doubts, the fears, the anger, and He is slowly stripping it all away.  I spit in His face for every time I let evil into my heart to tear me down, for I know that He is bigger than all the evil anyone can ever put in my path.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.  3Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”  Hebrews 12:1-3 ESV

What better example do we have to follow than Jesus Himself?  Look how many lives He touched and is still touching today.  I will never be Him, but I will try to be more like Him and less of myself.  For every one person that drags me down, I hope to lift up the lives of two more.  For every sin that I commit, I pray that two others learn from my sin and make their lives better for it.  I want to be humble towards others and show them that there is no need to hide behind real feelings or real hurt.  God can love us through all of it, strip away the earthly wounds, garble the hateful words, and pull out our true hearts for God to bare before all.  God commands us to love each other, and I want to love my fellow brothers and sisters and unveil my heart to them.  No defenses.  No arguments.  No hidden meaning in words.  Just love and truth. 

My God is my truth and He is faithful.  He will lift us from the ashes of despair and restore hope.  He will love us when no one else will.  He will repair our broken hearts and set before us a new path to righteousness, but we must do our part and follow His will, not our own. 

 1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.”  Ephesians 4:1-6 NASB

May peace and restoration find you all.