Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ordinary Men

"The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him."
- Henry Varley

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."  John 15:5

I've been praying about my purpose.  The world screams at me that I need to have a defined "status," but I know better than that.  Everything we do is based on our status.  
Married or single?
Age?
Occupation?
Sad?
Happy?
Wealthy?
Poor?
I get so tired of having to define myself. Don't you?  
Yet, I keep praying about my purpose. I don't want a worldly definition- I'm tired of taglines.
I want my life to count.  I want God to use me. 
The more I pray, the more I learn. 
His purpose for me continues to unfold like a flower.
But, I'm scared.  
The whispers seem impossible. 
I'm just so...
ordinary
He whispers into the recesses of my mind.
"Feed my sheep."
I stare at blank cursors and white pages. 
I nurse sick children, cook dinner, pay the bills.
Yet, I hear it again...

"Feed my sheep."
One line.  One instruction.  
One step at a time.
He has a purpose for me; a very ordinary girl.
God knows that if He told me too much I would run way ahead of Him.
His instruction illuminates what I am to do today

What whispers do you hear today?

"When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus." Acts 4:13

3 comments:

angelamackey.com said...

GREAT post friend. I am right there. Praying I am obedient to do what I am to do today. Some days I wonder if I am being obedient at all. *SIGH* I feel like I am getting closer and closer to what God has for me. Yet I do not think I will ever arrive until I meet Jesus face to face. I am just praying that I continue to walk closer to Him with Him in view and always. Easier said than done, but that is my prayer!

Warren Baldwin said...

Another very good post. Do you do the photography?

Jessica Kirkland said...

Sometimes I do, but not lately. I use royalty free photographs from RGBstock mostly.