Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Theme

I used to define myself as a realist; a cynic… It is easy to become that way when life hits you hard as a kid.


You are constantly preparing for the worst.



Your heart hardens...



You hide behind sarcasm and humor and a “live for the moment” lifestyle.



You blame your parents for all your problems.



You move around. You don't let yourself get attached. You never get too involved.



You have always known God was there, but you put Him on a shelf...



You are envious of the love others have for Him, their faith no matter the situation.



You witness miracles as addictions are broken, self-esteem is restored, and Hope repairs shattered lives.




You want to know Him more but are in constant battle with the world.




You finally realize that life can be so much more than a temporary fix.




You know that you need Him.






You wonder if He cares.








You ask.








He answers.







He forgives.







You forgive yourself.






Your heart is opened.



You feel more, laugh more, enjoy more.



You begin to see life as a day to day opportunity to love...





and be loved.






Knowing Him is a choice.





It becomes






A desire.





A need.







He is...






now.






He was...






then.







He will be...







forever







the best








decision






I ever made.







Luke 7:47-50:

47 "For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little."

48 Then He said to her, "Your sins have been forgiven."

49 Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, "Who is this man who even forgives sins?"

50 And He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."