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NOW

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I would like to encourage you to live NOW.
I have almost forgotten what it is like to live NOW. I am a busy mother, surrounded by children, all of which are completely absorbed in the moment, the breath, the instant, NOW. Yet I have gotten so wrapped up in what comes next, always planning, always two steps ahead, that I have become callous and oblivious to the wonder and delight of enjoying life in each of the moments that are so quickly passing me by.

Running through my fingers like fine sand.

As a busy mother I am always moving to the next thing, even if just planning it in my head. I am having a personal experience today with the adage to 'stop and smell the roses'.

Here I am, at a favorite ocean side playground watching, with hungry eyes, the world as it unfolds before me. Determined to be HERE NOW. This is not so easy as one might suspect. I am finding it to be a challenge to not plan dinner, and who gets the first bath, and who's going to church tonight and ....... …

Radical? Really?

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Where is Jesus in all of this 'ministry' stuff? Did Jesus seek to be known? What exactly did Jesus do?

He told the truth.
He didn't gather riches and stuff.
He prayed.
He healed.
He had compassion.
He confronted religion.
He told of something better than religion.
He offered hope to the ones feeling hopeless.
He was a servant.
He gave His life,
each day,
to telling people about God's love for them.
And a lot more.................

Radical Christianity?
To follow in our Saviour's footsteps we are branded radical, over the top, excessively religious, weird.

"Oh God! Shake me! Wake me up! The complacency of this world is threatening to suffocate me. Everywhere I look I see comfortable people, living safe lives.  I am trying to learn to follow You. I need You to light my path. I need You to give me the courage to take the next step out of my comfortable little life. I feel sort of stuck here. I've been here so long I don't know the way in or out. It is jus…