Friday, February 23, 2007

Stirrings

I have some things on my mind today....it seems the Lord is stirring in my heart again..(did He ever stop?) I'm not sure but it certainly feels as if He withdraws from time to time...perhaps He only wants me to come after Him for a while...He pursues me so vigilantly...sometimes it really should be my turn...

Here are some random bits and pieces of what is stirring around in my spirit...

My son...he is traveling with his band in Europe...which is common...but this week I have had him on my heart....praying for him daily...

Brittany Spears...I know, I know, should pop culture really influence my life?? she is a young woman in a great deal of pain...unsure of where to turn...obviously feeling very rejected and judged.....This week, watching her come unraveled...I have felt pain and the whisper of the Holy Spirit to lift her to the Lord...He loves her just as He loves me.

Philippians....my hubby and I are looking at it together...here is a portion that stands out...repeating a word I have heard, in various ways, several times this week...blameless...


Phil 2: 12-15 ...work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

What an exhortation!...to be blameless and harmless...implying that we can and are...

Spring....I feel new life emerging...both natural and in my spirit...and though we do not, cannot live by feelings....it feels good! :)

LIF- same as last week..:)
I will lift my eyes to the Maker of the mountains I can't climb
I will life my eyes to the Calmer of the oceans raging wild
I will lift my eyes to the Healer of the hurt I have inside..
I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes...to You!

I am feeling His call anew....I am lifting my eyes...and though I follow even when I do not feel (that is the faith part after all..)...feeling His call, His Spirit stirring in mine...is surely a welcome breath of spring!

14 comments:

Joni said...

Oh, can I relate to this post. And isn't it that wonderful, on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of feeling, waiting to see what it is the Lord wants to say or do...???

I've felt burdened for Ms. Spears, too. The whole Anna Nicole Smith story has only brought into focus even more the tragic lives so many of these women lead. Lord, have mercy.

Tammy said...

Nice post...I felt the same way about not just Britney but Anna Nicole...It's a shame that fame IMO pushed her over the proverbial edge and she was too niave to see what people were doing to her. Being famous isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's funny how the Lord draws us near isn't it? It could be for someone as close as a son and someone you wouldn't even expect like someone famous that you've never met.

Mrs Zeke said...

Me heart is hurting for Ms Spears also I think the public eye is so myopic and lonely it would be hard to know where to turn.

God has His way. Zeke was suppose to get on a red eye to NJ last night. Zeke and I hate to say goodbye but we have gotten used to it. I believe the Lord so burdened me with the feeling if Zeke left I would never see him again I called and told him he was waiting to get on the plane. He said "I trust you, I'm on my way home" What a wonderful husband I have.

I dropped to my knees and thanked God and while I don't have any proof of any avoided awful thing happening I can not shake how clear it was made to me last night that he would not be coming back.

Sometimes I think I am a lunatic and even wrong at times but how do we know? how do we measure? how do we know what are lives would be? The risk of ignoring a stirring or in my case a complete sense of urgency is not worth it.

So while you may be lifitng up Ms Spears here are others that have been placed in my mind
Angelina Jolie
Johnny Rzeznik-goo goo dolls singer
Rob Thomas-Matchbox twenty

Each one has said something in the past to give way to the thinking they are on there search and at some point they will see or not see.

God just has a way sometimes of letting you in someone's life enough to know they need prayer famous or not.

Its good to be loved

everydayRANDOM said...

I am so happy that God called BS to your mind - she couldn't ask for better. We don't need to know the people personally that God puts on our hearts - we just need to listen and do. I wouldn't trade places with her and her 100 million dollars for anything. She doesn't have what we have - a friend to share our burdens and our joy and obviously, she can't buy one...

Mrs. Mac said...

Nice post ... especially remembering to lift Miss Spears up to the Lord. He does care about her, even if she seems to be confused and mixed up. May your son have safe travels.

Pat said...

Good post, His stirrings are so welcome.
I agree with you in prayer for your son, for Brittany (we're on a first name basis)and for that stirring anew in your life.
We should all be praying for that same stirring within.
Don't ya love to "feel Easter" ~ that birthing of new joy and hope!!

Kimber said...

Thanks for sharing your stirrings.

This week, I too have been SO sad for those have been duped by FAME - and was wondering this week how Britney's parents were feeling after pushing and helping their daughter become "FAMOUS" - do they wish they never would have walked down that road??? Bet they would give anything to have their sweet "normal" UNFAMOUS girl back.

And I can only imagine how the Lord grieves the tragic lives many of the famous (and unfamous) chose to live.

Goody said...

I am glad too that spring is coming soon. The inner longing goes on and on!

An Ordinary Christian said...

Blameless sounds great. Yesterday I was really struck with the reality of what Paul describes as an "imperishable prize." Isn't that amazing getting a prize that endures forever? Those are amazing thoughts/words.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

I too felt pain for Anna Nicole and Brittany Spears, it is so sad.

And I too find it exciting that He is working in all of our lives and showing us new things, new missions, new journeys.

God Bless you and yours.

bjk said...

great post.....

Amydeanne said...

wow.. I think a lot of ladies have been feeling this way.. I did about Anna Nicole as well, and I don't follow that sort of stuff... Britney for a while now..

hugs and prayers my friend!

Ame said...

yes, feeling God, it is a nice breath of spring.

blameless ... so much more a challenge when walking by faith alone without yet any feeling

Barb said...

What's happening to Britney is frightening in view of what just happened to Nicole. It's my fondest hope she'll get help and find a way to get her feet back on the ground.