Grains of Sand

The most creative title in the world: Post Number 1.
December 3, 2008, 9:11 pm
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4 simple words…or a command from the creator of the universe?  What the heck does love look like? How am I expected to love everyone? Do I have to love everyone? …but what about so and so who did this to me – certainly I don’t need to or have to love them….right?

*sigh* It’s something that seems so simple, but in practice, can be so flippin hard to do.

God’s given me a decree. (Is that even the right word to use here?  I’m not too sure, but I’m gonna go with it anyway).  It was that small, still, quiet voice – when I truly threw my hands up in the air and asked my Heavenly Father just what the heck I was supposed to do here anyway – the answer was so simple, yet divinely complex.


That was it.  No fireworks or flashy parades.  Just love.  It sometimes seems like this is the easy way out – and then you try to actually and honestly put it into practice.  My job here is to love and for the first time in what seems like forever, I am actually ready to take this on again.  Now, that being said, I am human and I am flawed and fallen and bruised and broken and this shapes what I do and how I think and so on.  But nonetheless, whatever I may be doing with my life, wherever I am, whomever is alongside, I am to love. 

I want every single person that I come across to leave feeling loved, even if it was just for a moment.  This can be in the form of a kind word, simple gesture, a please and thank you, I don’t know – just love.  Just love them.

No matter what I do with my life – whether I actually start my own ministry, become a missionary, a pastor’s wife, a mum, a camel trainer – no matter what I do – I am first and foremost called to love and everything else will fall into place.  I want to do that so badly, I want to be Jesus’ hands and feet on the Earth.

It’s something that is so near and dear to my heart, something that seems so wonderful but knowing that this is what I am called to do is also costly – I mean, I just had the thought that if this is what I am supposed to do – and it’s a pretty big deal – the devil is going to be pissed – and he’s going to try to stop it, try to stop me. But no matter how I feel, I need to remember to retreat back to the Lord, my refuge and my strength, not daily, not hourly, but every moment of my life.

Well, there you have folks. My first blog. Simple and honest. And that’s what I strive for this to be – a place where I can pour a little bit of my heart out……the end.


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