Tuesday, March 17, 2009


As you can probably tell, this last series at church has really hit home with me. God has shone a lot of areas that needed some spring cleaning!

Last Sunday was the last weekend of the Bucket List series. It was all about living with no regrets. The points were to 1. Love with Authenticity 2. Live with Integrity 3. Share Christ with Urgency.

These points were well and good, but what really hit me was a statement Keith made about David. David is known as a man after God's own heart. Never does it say anything about him being an extremely righteous man or a perfect soul who did only things that made God happy. He royally messed up so many times (the Psalms are filled with his sagas and heart cries), but yet he still sought after God with all of his heart in midst of his struggles.

Why is it that we spend so much of our lives trying to achieve perfection? It's impossible to please everyone all of the time, but I still try and still end up feeling like a disappointment.

I know the Bible stories, and have always known that David had his share of problems, but for some reason it just hit me between the eyes! God didn't love David because of the things that he did, he loved him because David genuinely sought him. He didn't have to hide his feelings or make something of himself before he could come to God....he was just David, plain and simple.

God always seems to use the underdogs, the unworthies, the disappointments. His strength shines through our weaknesses.

So..I'm going to try harder at focusing on shining through my imperfections, instead of on how disappointing we can be.

On a sad note, please keep my cousin's family in your thoughts and prayers. Her oldest son was killed on Sunday in Afghanistan. He was in his early 20's, a newly wed with a young baby. It's such a tragedy. Just one more reason to live for today, because tomorrow is never a guarantee.

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