Friday, May 27, 2011

i like it here.

i am absolutely
honored and humbled
to be guest posting for Kay
for her project,
Inspire Me.

destined, devoted, daring

i've read it plenty of times.
i even have it underlined in my Bible.
but not too long ago, this verse hit me.
and i mean really, really hit me.

Everyone who falls on that stone (Christ) 
will be broken to pieces,
but he on whom it falls will be crushed.
Luke 20:18

i am so broken.
and i am so grateful.
oh, so grateful for that brokenness.
or that need for a Savior.
for that need for Christ.
to know Him.
i am grateful to have fallen on Him.
to be broken to pieces.
rather than being crushed.

without Christ, my life would be 
plain and simple:
just awful.

i am in such a vulnerable spot.
i have been learning over the past two years
that nothing is up to me.
and my little L 
(click here for more info on him + us)
reminds me of that day after day after day.
we give him so much love and 
work with him constantly
and yet his progress is not at all up to us.
He is the one who strings it all together.

Moses said to the LORD, 
“Pardon your servant, Lord. 
I have never been eloquent, 
neither in the past 
nor since you have spoken to your servant. 
I am slow of speech and tongue.”
The LORD said to him, 
“Who gave human beings their mouths? 
Who makes them deaf or mute? 
Who gives them sight or makes them blind? 
Is it not I, the LORD? 
Now go; I will help you speak and 
will teach you what to say.”
Exodus 4:10-12

and you know what?
i like it here.
i like that i can't do anything on my own. 
i like that i can't go on at this 
breakneck pace all by my lonesome. 
going on without Him carrying me. 
there is so much more than this.
than this life.

it's a good thing, too
because i wouldn't want to.
i wouldn't want to do all of this 
if it weren't for something bigger.
something bigger than this life.
if it weren't for Him orchestrating 
this moment and the next and the next one after that. 
and for Him being glorified in all the moments in between. 

We are hard pressed on every side, 
but not crushed; 
perplexed, but not in despair; 
persecuted, but not abandoned; 
struck down, but not destroyed. 
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, 
so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:8-10

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1149. twinkling lights
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