Friday, 9 March 2012

Five Minute Friday: Empty

It's Friday.  Linking in with Five Minute Friday.  Today's word: Empty

Everyone tells me I’m good, you know
Even though it isn’t so

Me, myself and I
Measure so full with pride

Praise so dear, becomes a snare
Peace so longed for is found in prayer

Truth shows me the way I’ve taken
'Tis self so full that has me shaken

Yoked with the Saviour, His burden is light
Yesterday’s sins, confessed and forgiven, lead now to delight

The way to full, is EMPTY; less of me, more of Him.

"And anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.  Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." Matt. 10:38-39

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Of Comfort Zones & Cupcakes

Recently I was asked to speak to almost 300 people at an event celebrating the work the Lord is doing through Sixty Feet in the lives of imprisoned, abandoned children in Uganda.

For some of you that probably isn't a big deal.  For shy, quiet me, who likes the safety of home, there is something big and uncomfortable about getting on a plane, crossing an international border, and 2,000 miles later landing in a warmer climate and then standing before 600 eyeballs.  All watching my every move.

But the Lord asked, so I went.

And now, I've been asked to share with you what I said that night.  So I am over here and here today.

Won't you drop by?  It's an interesteing story about dangerous prayers (I dare you, but hold on), comfort zones (I really just need to stop building them) and cupcakes (who doesn't like these things?).  And how the Lord can use you.  And me.  And anyone with a willing heart to make a difference in the lives of those dear to His heart - the orphaned, the oppressed, the hungry, and the forgotten. 

Weren't we all of these at one time?

It all started with.........

Sixty Feet

The Cupcake Kids