Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Priorities...

It seems like it's been forever since I blogged. I haven't posted the last two Multitude Mondays, though my list is still growing offline and I'm discovering that it is changing my life.

Shall I share bits and pieces? Or not? I suppose it's obvious that I don't always have a definite knowledge of what I should post. (I'd be surprised if that surprises anyone. Do we ever know all of anything?)

So I haven't blogged these past weeks because I'm struggling with priorities. Again. I think more sighs are in order.

Seriously, though, God has been dealing with me in how much time I've been spending online...and unfortunately, I cannot claim that I'm spending any less here. I'm merely spending it in different ways, which isn't, I suspect, what God has in mind. Feel free and pray for me on that, and I'll pray for you as well, if you struggle with this.

Anyway...that's part of why I haven't blogged in the last two weeks. Another factor is that some of what God is doing in me is very personal and not, I think, meant to be shared. More is exciting-but-still-not-time-to-post-on-the-Internet stuff with my husband and I that might be fulfilled promises and stretching all at the same time.

And in and around all of that is my growing sense and awareness of where God is calling His people...the type of walk with Him...how He wants to move in us and speak through us and flow through us in a way that His body never has in history. In fact, what I'm coming to sense He has planned is so outrageously impossible-sounding, based on the track record we "Christians" have, that many people would call it absurd. In fact, I'm sure I would have, even a year ago...yet that is where I'm seeing God call so many of us.

We know He is capable of healing the sick, though we often struggle with believing He actually will. We know He has promised to provide for our needs, though many of us struggle with believing He actually will, or we have a rough time accepting what His provision looks like. We know He heals broken hearts, though we still question why He lets hearts break to begin with. We know He brings joy and peace and hope, though sometimes we forget how to lay hold of them.

All these are miracles. But tell me this...what if those who claim His name all lived in unity and with lives poured out for a suffering world? I think that is a miracle that might be above and beyond even raising the dead. For that would be raising not one dead human, but an entire dead world.

What if?

Do you think God can do it?

What are you willing to surrender, in order to be a part of it?

Priorities?

Dreams?

Failures?

Human wisdom?

Pride?

Sorrow?

Self-righteousness?

2 comments:

  • Julie says:
    Wednesday, June 09, 2010

    Great word Katie... loved reading your heart today.

    I've not blogged much either. Life just seemed to take over for me these last few weeks...

    Now that summer is here and my children are all busy with their own stuff I have time... yet I wonder what I should write about... Oh how I love the stirring of words in my soul...

    Hope your day is blessed!

  • Annie says:
    Wednesday, July 07, 2010

    I totally understand not being around on blogland. :)

    LOVED what you said here, "And in and around all of that is my growing sense and awareness of where God is calling His people...the type of walk with Him...how He wants to move in us and speak through us and flow through us in a way that His body never has in history. In fact, what I'm coming to sense He has planned is so outrageously impossible-sounding, based on the track record we "Christians" have, that many people would call it absurd. In fact, I'm sure I would have, even a year ago...yet that is where I'm seeing God call so many of us."

    Absolutely. I totally concur with this. :)

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