The burden of change
Off the heels of a conference that I and the pastoral staff at SBC came off this week my heart is heavy. Not heavy with sadness, but with the overwhelming sense that I need “change”. More importantly, for my dependence and need of my Savior. My prayer is that my teaching, worship may be renewed by Him. I do not want to become stagnant and dry, but allow my ministry to overflow from the abundance I get from spending time with God. I have found myself asking: ” Do I really believe what I sing or what I teach?” “Do I have a passion burning in my heart for the things that God has called me to oversee?” These are questions that I am asking God and in which has cause me to examine my life from the inside out. When looking through the microscope at my life, I am thankful that God is faithful when I am faithless. I can not do it on my own but only by his grace. Is this not how it should work? It should always start with God. Then I should catch fire and people should see Jesus through my passions and desires. If not, this is where I need God to change me. Because people can not follow someone who does not know the way and has not been there.
Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.
Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Lord may my desires be yours! This is what God wants from me, and so does he want it from you! Tap into his leading, guiding, vision, mercies daily and be renewed.
Lamentations 3:22-23 “The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassion’s never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
In his faithfulness,