Monday, November 7, 2011

Painful Desires

Holy: I need to be, because He has told me to be. 
Joyful: I want to be, but I must choose to be.
Generous: I've received  lavishly, and I have much to give lavishly.
Faith: I was rescued from darkness by it, and I need to live each moment in light of it.
Hope: I rest in it, and I'm motivated to share it.
Peace: Its Prince calms the waves and moves mountains; surely that Prince knows my heart.
Grace: I'm chased by it, gripped by it, and living because of it.
Truth: I know because I know Whom I know. Absolutely.
Mercy: I breathe because of it, and I reflect it best when I live in passionate pursuit of His Glory.
Love: Because He first loved me I can now love Him and show that love to you.
Integrity: I am to be in all things, at all times, to all people, at all costs.
Forgiveness: I'm to look at your errors with love, because He has looked at my inexcusable ugliness with sacrifice I cannot fathom.
Forbearance: When Truth is not at stake and I don't agree and you don't agree, for the sake of unity, it's okay.
Honor: May it go well with me all the days of my life.
Thankful: Always and continually and in everything. It's a choice I make and an attitude I hold.
Teachable: I cannot understand the vastness of His greatness, but I can learn the details of His glorious creation and the disciplines in it.
Patience: I am who I am because its been given to me again and again; I want to give it out tenderly and intentionally to you. 
I desire these things. And yet all too often I refuse these things, hide these things, and tarnish these things. Jesus forgive me.


  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...
    words, photos, and heart!
    Really love this, thank you for sharing!

  2. Me too, my friend! Thankful that God has us on this journey together! Beautiful post! (I love the pic of Grady in the tree!)

  3. Your words and posts are always so powerful! I LOVE your heart!!!