23 May 2009

Cafe Chat May 23

This week Kim said:

“This week's Chat will be a little different, but I hope you will leave today feeling challenged in your spirit. A couple of days ago I watched a video that was posted on my friend's Facebook page. After viewing the video I started thinking about how I live out my walk with Jesus. I hope today you will do the same thing.
Before you answer the question, please click
here to view a 3-4 minute video of pastor, Francis Chan (Make sure you are viewing the "Balance Beam" video).

In light of the Francis Chan video, how do you live out your Christian walk with Jesus? Do you always play it safe? Or do you take risks?

In one or two sentences, what do you want to be said of you, and how you lived out your life for Jesus when your time on earth is finished.”

My desire is to be a radically obedient, wild woman for Christ. Sometimes I think I’m part way there. I came up to rural Canada 9 years ago to meet and marry Rick, the man God chose for me, trusting that He was in control. I placed myself in His loving hands when we went to Uganda on a short term mission to build housing for Watoto Childcare Ministries. When I take the microphone to share a prophetic word I sense the Lord has given me, or teach about the things I have learned in my studies and journaling with Him I know that I am relying on the Holy Spirit and not my own strength. Yet other times I hear the voice of the enemy screaming “better not step out, there won’t be anyone there to catch you if you fall.” I am learning that his voice always lies, for he cannot tell the truth. My God is there, and He will indeed steady me when I falter. Does God ever let us fall? When we have lessons to learn that we resist learning any other way I believe He allows us to stumble. But He is always there after, with a loving embrace, then He sets us on our feet again.

‘I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Psalm 16:8 KJV

I would like it to be said of me that when Jesus asked me to walk on water I was not too afraid to get out of the boat!

Join us today at Café Chat and share your answer to this week’s question.

4 comments:

Denise said...

Awesome post.

Toknowhim said...

Thanks so much for participating this week :) May we all strive to get out of the boat :)

sharon said...

Hi Firefly, I think you are quite wild for the Lord already. I will be an observer and encourager (if you let me) as He takes you from grace to grace!

Sharon

Beth in NC said...

Oh, I love your post. There is nothing that puts the fear of the Lord in me more than saying, "I believe the Lord is saying ..." with a prophetic word. I really have to step out on that beam in that area! I never want my soulish desires to come out as "God's" ... I'm sure you know what I mean.

I just joined the discussion.

Love,
Beth

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