Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Now Is The Time!
This last month went by so fast! From Ella's birth to Grace's 3rd birthday then Easter - where did the time go? Whenever you have a baby, older people will say "it goes by so fast" - and you smile and nod, as if you were really listening. But it really does.
Time is moving forward whether we're ready for it or not, and I find myself caught up in the daily "stuff" way too often. I am sitting around wondering, pondering, questioning what chore I need to do next, instead of looking at the big picture of life.
Whether my kids eat PB&J or T-Bone steak, in the long run it's most important that they know and follow Christ - and are a part of a family where trusting God and following His lead are our top priority.
This is a song we've been singing at church - I think it conveys my thoughts a lot more clearly:
The winds are blowing through again, so we must follow.
A people daring to believe, we can change tomorrow,
And be the miracle of light and we won't give up the fight.
Now is the time for us to shine
Shine with the face of Christ Divine.
No compromise, for all of heaven cries,
Now is the time.
The river's running through again rejuvenating,
For everything you touch you change,
And we've all been changing.
We're a city on a hill
Tell the world you're shining still
Tell this world you always will
Now is the time..
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus, King of Lights
Jesus, Jesus, raise a church that's shining bright
I want to follow but what does it mean,
To live in this world and keep everything clean.
Nothing I own here is ever my own,
When I live in the mercy and blessing you've shown.
I lay down my rights; see the world through your eyes,
And fight for the hungry who pay for our lives
I want to have you in all of my world
So, Jesus, consume me, flow through me, cos now is the time...
Written by Delirious?/Matt Redman c2005 Curious? Music/UK