Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Balanced

Lately,God's just really working things out in my heart and in my head.

Our small group is going through Francis Chan's book Crazy Love...it's thought provoking, calling out timidity and demanding a radical faith--one that's full on running toward Jesus.

It makes me think...what does that look like in my life?   How am I living?   Do my neighbors know my faith?  Have they felt the love of Christ...if not from me, then from whom?   What am I so afraid of?!?

My parents are going through the same study with their group....in fact, so is my sister and her husband....but, my Dad leads theirs and recommended this video to me tonight as I wrestled with these questions:



Can I just stop for a sec and say how cool it is that My Dad recommended this!!!   If you don't know me other than from on this screen, you have to understand where I come from.   We are a fist bump family, you know...not super huggy, suck it up, you're ok....   But then my Dad got sick...real sick....and it changed everything.

So, as I'm contemplating these deep questions, all I can see in my head is my Dad and Mom...and their balancing act.   My Mom is a prayer warrior...she wakes up in the middle of the night to pray all of the time...she gives and gives and gives of herself.   Her routine is beautiful, absolutely breathtaking before the King!   Now, I can't even comprehend what heaven sees as my Dad performs his routine!   Imagine, a one legged man...flipping and spinning...landing a perfect dismount!   And the crowd of heaven goes wild!!!!!   Yeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!

Hmmmmm......just makes me think.....

Here's a quick balance beam video....just imagine it as a life played out....


.....it kind of puts a new perspective on safe and comfy.

Just wanted to add one more quick thought here---these girls on the beam fall All of the time---and they get back up, they try it again and they go on to do amazing things!   We'll fall.....we'll get banged up...we'll get hurt, but it doesn't have to stop us from living a spectacular life!  

4 comments:

Lori said...

Great post Shelly girl! It's an incredible balancing act and much of time the curtain tends to come down in teh middle of my show. :( But I keep getting back up.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How awesome to have parents in your corner, cheering you on and encouraging you through this part of your life.

gottaluvboyz said...

Awesome post, Shelly!!!

Kristi said...

Frances spoke at the Passion conferenece Rachel attended 3 weeks ago. She was so pumped to be able to hear him in person. What an amazing call God has on his life. Blessings to you sweet blogging friend!