Monday, December 21, 2009
Today I Feel Like This
Sorry to assault your eyes, but it's just been one of those Mondays. Isn't it funny how Satan chooses to attack your vulnerabilities and insecurities when you are feeling the most powerfully connected to Christ?
This weekend at Elevation I saw hundreds of people moved to extend sacrificial generosity for the work of the Lord and to His mission in Charlotte, across the nation, and ultimately the world. It's so easy to feel small, insubstantial and helpless in aiding "the least of these" in the world, but I was reminded this weekend that every gift can have a huge impact on the lives of others.
Also, I was given the blessing to make a statement about my trust in God by giving my own financial sacrifice to His work. It's so easy for me to say that I trust Him, but to give part of my financial and monetary security away and actually have to trust Him is an entirely different experience.
Today's attack began by shaking my security and, truly, my pride to the core. And while I've been knocked off balance and am still reeling and waiting to feel the inevitable aftereffects, this is an incredible opportunity for me to truly live what I have been professing - that God's will for my life is the one sure thing that I have, and it's the one true thing to which I will cling.
I'm still feeling like one of those pretty pooches, though.