Friday, February 12, 2010

renew.

Where did I go to? Sometimes I wonder that. My life feels so different than it did a year ago. Good things have happened, but I think I am ready to re-claim things I have given up. I am ready embrace being an artist again and be proud of it. I am ready to take things less seriously and be crazy more. I'm done worrying. I am ready to relish being young and twenty-one. My history is a part of what has made me, but does not have to be something that I live in now. I choose what to take from it. Today is brand new, and will lead to more brand new days...with so much adventure waiting. So many places to go. So many people to love. So many risks to take. So many things to learn. I'm not going to give much thought to what's behind, or what's ahead...just to today. Spending my time doing the things that make me feel most alive...the things that make my heart rage.

One of my dear friends always says, "Expect bigger things from God."

Sometimes I think we're too timid when we come to God and pray. - Tell Him what you want...what you really want, how you actually feel, and believe and trust Him for good things.

"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" Luke 11: 9-13


More than just helping us know God's heart, I think persistent prayer changes things. I think prayer is a whole lot more powerful than we even realize.

2 comments:

Laura Frazier said...

Prayer is powerful. It gives us all strengh and belief and hope. And congradulations on your decision to renew your travels down the road of art. Good luck!

richie said...

I think that's awesome, doing "the things that make [your] heart rage." =0) I really like the quote that says "every man dies, but not every man truly lives"... If more people let go of fear, and our expectations of God began to match and exceed those passions, then I beleive we would see a revitalization of Christianity today.