Love for Humanity

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You have often heard, “becareful what you ask for”, but I think sometimes you should becareful what you pray for.  I think we pray for things but don’t consider the cost of what that prayer entails.   For months, I have been praying the Prayer of Jabez.  I prayed for God to bless me and enlarge my territory (increase my responsibility).  But I have quickly learned, there is a price to that enlargement.  

I have 3 working days left.  My company is dragging their feet about the hiring decision whether I will get the full time postion or not.  What hurts me the most is that they have no regards for my well being.  Why should they be concerned if I am able to find a new job, pay my bills, or have food on the table.  I mean, it’s not their responsibility or is it?

Through this whole experience, God’s been dealing with me about the regard for human life.  The more I suffer, the more my heart breaks for the wellbeing of another and another and another.  

Philippians 3: 10-11 says, “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.”

Through my sufferings, I become more like Him.  I see with His eyes, with His heart and find love for humanity.

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Can You Imagine Me?

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I’m always amazed just how God places us at the right place and right time and we are able to hear something that touches our soul.  On the day I discovered this song, Imagine Me by Kirk Franklin, He knew exactly what I was feeling and presented me with words of hope.  Just reading the words, does not give it justice.  The actual song is playing in my music player.

Imagine me
Loving what I see when the mirror looks at me cause I
I imagine me
In a place of no insecurities
And I’m finally happy cause
I imagine me

Letting go of all of the ones who hurt me
Cause they never did deserve me
Can you imagine me?
Saying no to thoughts that try to control me
Remembering all you told me
Lord, can you imagine me?

Over what my mama said
And healed from what my daddy did
And I wanna live and not read that page again

[Chorus:]
Imagine me, being free, trusting you totally finally I can…
Imagine me
I admit it was hard to see
You being in love with someone like me


But finally I can…
Imagine me
Being strong
And not letting people break me down
You won’t get that joy this time around

Can you imagine me?
In a world (in a world) where nobody has to live afraid
Because of your love fears gone away
Can you imagine me?

[Bridge:]
Letting go of my past
And glad I have another chance
And my heart will dance
‘Cause I don’t have to read that page again


[Chorus x2]
[Vamp:]
Gone, gone, it’s gone, all gone

So, can you imagine me?  I’d like to think so!  And what do you imagine for yourself?