Saturday, January 11, 2014

I'm Giving You Homework on a Saturday

This is what I want for 2014.
I want to walk closer to the edge of myself.

Getting more in shape would be nice. Organizing the dusty corners sounds like a good idea.
I'd like to be more patience and read my Bible more often.
I want to love people more fully.
And hey, cobbling together our first official family vacation sounds like a worthy challenge.

None of that matters if I'm not not following where God leads.
And if I've learned anything at all, it's that walking behind Him means risk and sometimes even a little pain. It's all the things my flesh would rather avoid: tricky, grueling, exhausting, scary, humbling. And people will think you're a weirdo.

But there's a silver lining that casts a shadow on all the rest. Following blindly is exhilarating and life-affirming. It's addictive.

So, it seems the only way through this life is the constant reminder that it doesn't belong to me.

Watch this video and pay close attention to the lyrics on the screen.
This song was made for me, but I think it was made for you, too.

Happy Saturday, Dears.