Luke 24:13-32
This is Jesus heartburn(I have to credit Dallas Willard for this term!)...31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"

Thursday, April 21, 2011

No waste

It's cleaning day again on Saturday...and I will tell you that it is NOT a joke! If you leave your house and are caught on the street you will be forced to clean someone else's yard or the street and it's possible you could even be arrested. Every good citizen of Sierra Leone will do their part to clean and prepare for the 50th Celebration next week. As for me, I'll be sleeping in! 


We've already had several Cleaning Saturday's and there is much less waste on the streets!


I'm realizing that there is no wast in God's Kingdom, no garbage on the streets...everyday is a cleaning day:) and God doesn't waste a moment and this ache is real but it's preparing me for something better than I can imagine. This morning I was reminded that we often only listen to God's will when He wants us to do something we want...it's harder to listen when He asks us to do something we don't want...and then when we do what He asks, and it isn't exactly what we expected it is even harder!
This song (and the WHOLE album by Charlie Hall called The Bright Sadness) is brining sanity and clarity today...


My Brightness
Well, I've been hit from every corner
And I've been thrown from side to side
And thm cracks up on the inside
So I come to You for life

Your presence always heals me
So I wanna drink it in
You know where we're going, God
And You know where I've been

And your love is like a rock when I'm spinning
Your love is like a rock, when I'm spinning
Your love is like a rock when I'm spinning around

Yesterday I felt so angry
And today so insecure
And I hate it that I wrestle
With the God that I adore

Your presence always heals me
So I wanna drink it in
You know where we're going, God
And You know where I've been

And Your love is like a rock when I'm spinning
Your love is like a rock when I'm spinning
Your love is like a rock when I'm spinning

And I know less about You
But my heart loves You so much more
You're the bright in sadness
You're my brightness

I wish this thing could pass from me
But I'm wanting what You want
So bring me high or bring me low
Just hold me in Your love

And Your love is like a rock when I'm spinning
Your love is like a rock when I'm spinning
Your love is like a rock when I'm spinning
Your love is like a rock when I'm spinning

Your love is like a rock when I'm spinning
Your love is like a rock when I'm spinning
Your love is like a rock when I'm spinning around