Different

December 8, 2017

 

I don't want to hear anymore teach me to listen 

I don't want to see anymore give me a vision 

That You could move this heart to be set apart

I don't need to recognize the man in the mirror 

And I don't want to trade Your plan, for something familiar 

I can't waste a day, I can't stay the same.....

I wanna be different 

I wanna be changed 

Til all of me is gone and all that remains 

Is fire so bright, the whole world can see 

There's something different 

So come and be different in me

 

If you listen to Christian radio then you may recognize the lyrics to the song "Different". I have been taken in by this song because the words are a call out to God for me/us to be"different". When I recall past events in mine and Carol's life, and how God has willed them to work together for His own good, I feel established. And, I also feel scared at times because this is a major project that He has called on us to be "different". I am afraid of failure. Should I be afraid? No, really should be the answer. Why do we become afraid to tackle the impossible (to us) but to God, no problem. There are likely many factors that cause paralysis in our lives that can keep us from seeking His will to take those first steps. My friend Nate recently told me that he has given everything he owns away except his bed and his truck. He sold his house and temporarily is living  at his mother's home.  He is considering leaving  his job and pursuing something that he believes God is calling him to do "differently". Now, I didn't try to persuade him to do otherwise because, he humbled me. I thought Carol and I were doing pretty good by having a big moving sale and hauling 3 heaping truckloads to the local storehouse. What we discovered was..............we still have too much stuff. We sold our beautiful home with 7 acres to pursue this ministry that God has called us into and we, are starting from scratch, starting over. In other words "In the beginning God created Wild Hearts n Horses. He was the one who gave birth to this vision, a call to be "different" in a world that is in an obvious rapid moral decay. Have you ever wondered how ministries survive? Well, like you,  I haven't really given it much thot, but today, I am feeling the pressure of relying on God. Yep.....pressure. I have always been ultra independent and now, I am being urged by God to ask people to help with this ministry. It is terribly difficult for me to ask for someones help or resources, I hate it, it's not normal for me. So, I practice being "different". We are called into this world of dark to expose this wonderful gift, the Light, Jesus. If we are not illuminating Jesus in our lives then how will this world know that He is the Light? Admitting to know and love Jesus and sharing that with others takes courage which, a lot of believers lack these days. Why? Because we don't spend time with the Light in His Word. The Word gives us instructions, hope and courage to die daily to this world. In order to die to this world we need to not act like or participate in the wrong things of these current days. That is real tough because wrong is all around us but, good is in us. We have God's Holy Spirit in us to guide us and give us courage.

                     John 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own, He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.                                            There it is, simple as that. You can have what the world lacks.......God's Light. If you don't know Jesus and your interest has been peaked, just say to Him, if You, God, are real then reveal Yourself to me, show me that You exist. Then start looking for Him, He will show up in ways you can't imagine. Dare to be "Different". Later, Bob.

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