Thursday, March 4, 2010

Be Here Now

"My son, listen to my words; bow your ear to what I say; let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the center of your heart; for they are life to those who find them and healing to all his flesh.

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. Turn away from you the crooked mouth and put devious lips far from you. Let your eyes look to the front; and let your eyelids look straight before you. Study the track of your feet and all your ways will be established. Do not turn to the right or to the left; turn your foot aside from evil."
Proverbs 4:20-27

During college algebra, God suddenly said, "Watch The Silver Chair when you get home." We own the PBS version, and I had not watched it in years. While I was watching it, I knew what God was telling me. The heroine, a little girl named Jill, is given a task by Aslan. To fulfill the task, she must remember and follow 5 or 6 signs. During most of her journey though, she is far from diligent in remembering the signs and reciting them. Aslan has to come and repeat the signs to her.

I believe God was driving what He spoke to me the night before further into my spirit. He had told me several things that I was to do, but I had not even written them down! He said, "Start achieving things to the best of your ability, increase your fellowship with Me, raise your expectations of yourself, and be the heroine of your own story."

I love how following God is never about striving, because I have His grace to do what tasks I am given. But that does not mean that He is going to baby me. I am to be the heroine! I am not to look at the task at hand and be scared, I'm to look to God and know He has equipped me with what I need.

"And I give thanks to Him empowering me, our Lord Jesus Christ, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry." 1 Timothy 1:12

I leave you with one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.

Don't let your mind get weary and confused
Your will be still, don't try
Don't let your heart get heavy child
Inside you there's a strength that lies

Don't let your soul get lonely child
It's only time, it will go by
Don't look for love in faces, places
It's in you, that's where you'll find kindness

Be here now, here now
Be here now, here now

Don't lose your faith in me
And I will try not to lose faith in you
Don't put your trust in walls
'Cause walls will only crush you when they fall

Be here now, here now
Be here now, here now

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