be the change

June 26, 2011

The past few weeks, other than having fun with the kids at the Mission, life has been pretty heavy.

Being 21 and thrown into the position i am in… trying to help shape the lives of these kids and show them Christ, trying to stay sane while they test every single thread of my patience, and knowing at the same time that i may not see any of the fruit of the seeds God is planting.

In addition to all this (contrary to some belief) i have a life outside of the Mission walls that has been anything but “easy” lately.

So friday night i went to my parents, spent good time with my family, went to a rodeo, and floated a bit in the pool. Yesterday my sister and i drove to norman to meet Abby and go to Jazz in June. We saw some great friends there and caught up with them and their sassy 2 year old while listening to sweet jazz in the park. i felt almost peaceful, which i don’t know that i have felt in a while.

Later we all came to the refuge, Ashley joined. We sat up on the roof and talked about life. Abby, Ashley, and i all seemed to be about in the same place: dry, feeling distant and discouraged, needing renewal. i decided we should just pray, so i began to pray… which has been hard lately to be honest, but with my two closest friends and all pride laid down we all prayed. As we all gave everything up to Him, confessing our faults and longings aloud to the Lord and to each other, the Spirit fell on the rooftop and brought life back into 3 girls who needed so desperately to feel our Hope and our Peace again.

We danced around as we prayed over the city, over the Church, over each other, asking that God would redeem all of us and bring revival in the hearts of His people. Where 2 or 3 gathered, the Lord showed up.This morning at church, through worship and through the Word, He affirmed everything we had prayed about.

 I don’t know that there are many things more beautiful than being so raw before the God of all with your best friends and having Him come down and be with us, no care for what time it was or how much sleep we would miss. He is all. Jesus did all so that we could have all of the Spirit, all of the time. i couldn’t ask for a better Savior and giver of Life, or for better sisters to walk through life with…

so instead of believing the lie that God hears everyone else but me, or that things are never going to get better but the world will just get worse and worse… BELIEVE that God loves all of His creations and fights for us; believe that He wants His followers to get up and do our job in bringing to earth as it is in Heaven; believe that our home can always be found in Him so if we are feeling homesick we know where to run to; and be the change we want to see in the world. Make the dreams God formed in us come alive in this world by living fearlessly for Him. Love Him and love His people with all that we are, putting it all out there because He alone is worthy.

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One Response to “be the change”

  1. Abby Barwick Says:

    He alone is worthy.


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