Tuesday, August 07, 2007

BEING CALLED OUT BY GOD?

Feel like He might be leading you into something new? A ministry that's out of your comfort zone? Telling you its time for a change? That you've been comfortable long enough? Is He telling you to GO?

May these words written by Claudia Mair Burney, aka The Ragamuffin Diva, encourage you as you hear His call.

FOR THE JOURNEY (Mark 6:8,9 NKJV)
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You are ready.
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You approach Jesus with a heady mixture of humility and pride. You are chosen. Your longing has urged you to this place. He is sending you out to do His work. You pinch yourself. It is all you’ve ever wanted. It’s what you’re made for. You’re gonna make your mama proud.
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He briefs you and the others for the work, and His instructions sound simple enough. “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bag, no bread, no copper in the money belt. Wear sandals, but not two tunics.”
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You look around at the others. All of you have bags. Some of you have nice ones--calfskin, hand tooled, and one of a kind. Hey, isn’t that one over there Versace?
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You look at your own bag. It’s fairly humble, but reflective of your quirky personality. You’ve carried it a long time. It’s your bag of tricks really, safely housing all the manipulations in your arsenal. It has been your security and defense. It holds your masks, and everything that makes you feel beautiful, fun, charming, desirable, talented, ambitious, and intelligent. It’s got your writing in it.
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But you can’t take it with you.
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You start to hyperventilate at the thought.
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For the rest of the post, please visit Mair's blog: http://ragamuffindiva.blogspot.com/2005/01/for-journey-mark-689-nkjv.html

2 comments:

~Deidra~ said...

This really hit home and touched my heart. Thanks for sharing with me.

Elysa said...

You're most welcome, sweetheart! Mair's writings almost always stir me in some way.