#thirstythursday / a different road

#thirstythursday:
The day I get to drink Mt. Dew. Just Kidding. Remember the woman at the well? We’ll focus on the Word each Thursday. Jesus offered living water – that she would never thirst again. I want that water!
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“Lord, do you really want me to change the way I care for, minister to, and think about others, especially the least of these?” – Brandon Hatmaker

In Jen Hatmaker’s book Interrupted, her husband shares his take on how God was stirring something inside of them to live life differently. God was seriously interrupting their comfortable Christianity and all they had known and lived for so long.

What if we all ask that same question of God?

What if God starts making it painfully obvious that He really DOES want us to change?

What if we have enough courage to create margins for God to move in and through us?

I want to see God move in my everyday ordinary experiences. I want to know that I know that God is in this. I want more than anything for Him to show up and interrupt my plans whenever they aren’t in His will.

Everyday I’m realizing a little more that it’s not all about me. It is however about living a life that honors God and serves others – just like the example that Jesus lived out loud for us.

Living that kind of life takes courage. It takes boldness. It takes a trust without borders.

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8

Lord, teach me to trust you. I’m ready for whatever you have ahead. I want to walk a different road.

This songs makes me want to take that different road:

 

Have you ever been through a season where you knew God was leading you to something new? I’d love to hear about your journey.

~Starr

Proverb of the Day:
Proverbs 13:3 NLT – Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.

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3 comments

  1. Beautiful song! I remember a little over 20 years ago when God called your dad into the ministry. We had closed the Mini Mart and I was driving from Wadesboro to Matthews working at IHOP. I would pray as I was driving back and forth that God would put in the right church for our first pastorate. I was driving back and forth thru Monroe never knowing that God was going to put us in a little church in Monroe where God would have Starr to meet and fall in love with the father of my grandchildren. Who knew when I was praying that God would honor my prayers in such a way!? That little congregation grew into a church that brought many young people together to be perfect mates. It is amazing how God used that little congregation to grow into a church to raise up so many young families that are living for God and ministering in so many ways!

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  2. Wow, mom. This comment made me step back and think about things so differently. God always has a plan. No matter how crazy our lives may seem or how many turns and twists we have – He is working out His plan. I have never thought about our little church and all that came out of those years. We had such a little church, but sooo many GREAT things came out of that. Melissa sent me an article that said something about there being good in small things. It doesn’t always have to be grand and glorious – God works in the small details just as much as in the big ones. Thank you for this beautiful reminder tonight. Love you!

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  3. And thank you for those prayers way back when I was only 11 years old. 🙂 Your prayers were even shaping my life and no one even knew what was to be except God Himself. Too cool!

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