Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Not me...but Him

There have been some minutes, moments, days lately that I have been a little overwhelmed and stressed.  There is alot going on...and doing life purposefully takes energy and commitment.  And sometimes I get lost and the focus gets blurred.  I get lost in pride, emotions, and selfishness.  I find it hard to see the ultimate purpose.  I want to just not play anymore...the game is too big.  Leading takes courage.  Listening takes patience.  Obedience takes trust.  Being strong takes strength.  All of these things are not in me. 

So the other day God in all His love and grace reminded me.  Its about Him.  Its about loving His people.  Loving on them for Him.

I know He asked me...but without Him it won't happen!

Friends He has asked you too!  He needs all of us to love, love the lost right into His arms.  But will you join me today, listen to this song, and remember what it takes to love all comes from Him!


From the Heart said...

Just thought I would stop by and let you know I'm still kicking. My computer crashed and I had to order a new one (I've never had a new one always a built one). I bought a back up and backed up my old computer the day before it crashed and had already ordered a new one. To God be the glory. I just know He planned all of that because of the way it happened. I've got my new one and it is wonderful, but I'm having to learn Windows 7 which is completely different from XP. Our nephew is coming by soon and load my backup.
Maybe I can get back in the swing of things after that. I have missed everyone and look forward to returning soon.

I read your post but there was no sound. I don't know why but I really liked the words. I agree that we need to pray for those who don't know Jesus and have been praying for our extended families for several years. Quiet a few came to know Jesus even before they left this world. Praise God for answered prayer.

Blessings, AE

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Love the song and the words! Thank you so much for sharing.

Sending big hugs and blessings!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Um... wow Nichole! Interesting post. There's been a lot of posts online this week about love.... different messages but all lead to love. Praise God!

My new blog: A Wife's Reflections.

I'm building it up... not a whole lot there yet.

Kimberly said...

My sweet man is asleep beside I'll be back to listen to the song tomorrow!

Goodnight, sweet friend!

BusyB said...

well said.... I love hearing good words from others : ) makes my day a little brighter!!!!

Great blog!

If you would like to visit me at mine its

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Without Him, all of our best intentions and efforts fall short of His grand design for our lives. We can do many good things, but without the help of the Holy Spirit engaging with our activity and obedience, we profit less.

How thankful I am for a Father who continues to walk the road with me, giving me the daily strength and grace I need to walk it through.

Keep to it, friend. Love you.


Sue J. said...

Love all your examples: Being strong takes strength. Yeah, and a lot of times, we don't have it. And that's totally OK. When we try to go it alone with our own stuff, we are not fully functional.

Those feelings you're feeling are an indication that the Holy Spirit is seeking an invitation! I definitely forget to invite Him, and then I ask myself later why I'm so tired (frustrated, "DONE!")....

Just the acknowledgment that each day, each thing, is all about Him, is a step forward in the right direction. "In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." It's OK to take a step backward, because who wants to step forward without the Spirit's leading?

You are a blessing--thank you, Nichole!

Irritable Mother said...

Ahhh. I'm going to be working at VBS this coming week. Trusting God has some 3rd and 4th grade 'somebodies' for me to love. Trusting Him to love them through me.