Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ruthless obedience

I was reading today in 1 Samuel about King Saul.
I long for 100% obedience.
To sum up the chapter, Samuel got a Word from the Lord for the newly appointed King Saul. He tells the King specifically where to go and what will happen when he gets there. He tells Saul about the people he will meet along the way and specifically:
10:8 ‘You must wait for seven days until I (Samuel) arrive and give you (Saul) further instructions‘.
So the story goes on and all things happen just as the Lord had said. Day 7 rolls around and no Samuel. King Saul and his men are starting to freak out (I forgot to mention there were about 3,000 chariots, 6,000 charioteers and the Word says,”and as many warriors as the grains of sand on the seashore!” waiting to kill Saul and his men. So King Saul takes matters into his own hands and commands his people to take up a burnt offering…bad choice.
13:10 “Just as Saul was finishing with the burnt offering, Samuel arrived. Saul went out to meet and welcome him, but Samuel said, “What is this you have done?”

So Saul does his ‘but..but..but.’ and tries to make excuses for what he did.
13:13″How foolish!’ Samuel exclaimed. ‘You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you. Had you kept it, the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. 14 But now your kingdom must end, for the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart. The LORD has already appointed him to be the leader of his people, because you have not kept the LORD’s command.”

Moral of the story:
 Be ruthlessly obedient when the LORD tells you to do something, especially when you feel like you are about to be defeated. The Lord is faithful, and as I am learning, HE likes to wait to the last minute to see if we really trust what HE has told us. It is scary and painful and you will feel alone BUT I believe that kingdoms await those who obey. I long for 100% obedience.
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.”-Deuteronomy 28:1

What has the LORD told you to do?
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Happily Ever After

My life is turning into quite the fairy tale. 
I still feel like Cinderella pre Prince Charming days.
A castle is in the future but a dream right now.
Time to get cleaning.

What if…

 What if the Lord gave you a vision that was so big and crazy and perfect. 
What if the only way for the vision to manifest was through keeping your eyes solely on Him and being obedient to all He asks of you along the journey.
What if you stayed focused and determined and ignored the voices of fear and doubt.
What if you had ruthless faith and protected that vision with all of your heart.
I think lives would be forever changed.
I think hearts would be healed. 
I think souls would be set free.
I think the Lord would be pleased….

Coffee talk…Nashville Airport

This might be the best coffee talk ever. 
I flew into Nashville Airport this morning and have pretty much all day free. As I was wondering what I was going to do in this lovely city, I took a stop at the Starbucks near terminal C. To my viewing pleasure, I saw what appeared to be a man with headphones setting up his drum kit. In the AIRPORT! So I got excited. 
Then comes another man with a little black case which was holding the most perfect of trumpets. 
Then this super tall fellow wearing a white Kangol comes on the stage. 
The quartet is completed with a crazy haired Samoan lookin guy carrying an upright bass.
And all is well with the world. 
I just love airports. This might be my favorite airport experience. My favorite is walking past each gate and seeing where the folks are headed. 
Destination: Orange County
-60yr old white woman wearing Hermes with a 30 thousand dollar face.
 I mean…this lady. Is she serious? Does she think she really looks younger???
Destination: Dallas Fort Worth
-1 pink cowboy hat, 1white one, 3 brown.
-8 pair of cowboy boots; one pink
-Camo
-Carharts
-The most lovely of cowboys
Destination: Albuquerque 
-Turquoise earrings; four pair
-2 dreamcatchers
Destination: Any place in Florida
-Tommy Bahama polos
-worn out flip flops
Destination: Any midwestern town
-sweatpants and children
This is a great day. Listening to this amazing music makes for a great start to the weekend. I love watching the people tap their toes to the beat some are even tapping off beat. how does that happen? I love that a little boy grabbed a chair and pulled it up right next to the piano and sat so confidently. My ears are thankful for this time here in the airport. Thank you Nashville! 

Best buds

I hear friends talk about marrying their best friend. 
Sounds like a great idea.
Maybe one day..