Saturday, February 7, 2009

Saturday Thoughts with a side of prayer request update:

On Wednesday I asked for prayer that one of the best realtors in our area would take us as clients. We are not very hopeful (oh, yes, our faith was little).

When she arrived, she asked us why we wanted to sell. And, then, God made Himself known. The realtor is a fellow believer! If that were not enough, she is also from South America and has a strong family background in missions! Both her aunt and grandmother were missionaries.

She took us! God answers prayers. He had this one answered before we even knew to pray.

The sweet news came with the bitter. The market that was so bad last year, is far worse this year. We will take a hefty loss on the house. One that made me stop in my tracks and wonder if perhaps we have misheard God's timing.

I spent some time in prayer and in meditation. I recalled that in when God called our Bible heroes to a task, they almost always had to leave everything behind. Most of them left their possessions, their families, and sometimes even their lives.

Someone (thank you Bob), reminded me of a song by my favorite Christian artist. It too, reminded me that those things I leave behind are far less than what I will be given. The chance to glorify my Savior trumps all losses!




There sits Simon,
so foolishly wise
proudly he's tending his nets
Then Jesus calls,
and the boats drift away
all that he owns he forgets

More than the nets
he abandoned that day,
he found that his pride was soon drifting away
It's hard to imagine the freedom we find
from the things we leave behind

Matthew was mindful
of taking the tax,
pressing the people to pay
Hearing the call,
he responded in faith
followed the Light and the Way

Leaving the people
so puzzled he found,
the greed in his heart
was no longer around and
it's hard to imagine
the freedom we find
from the things
we leave behind

Every heart needs to be set free,
from posessions
that hold it so tight
'Cause freedom's not found in the things that we own,
It's the power
to do what is right
Jesus, our only posession,
giving becomes our delight
We can't imagine the freedom we find
from the things we leave behind

We show a love for the world in our lives
by worshipping goods we posess
Jesus has laid all our treasures aside
"love God above all the rest"

'Cause when we say 'no'
to the things of the world
we open our hearts
to the love of the Lord and
its hard to imagine
the freedom we find
from the things we leave behind

Oh, and it's hard to imagine
the freedom we find
from the things
we leave behind

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