Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Five Reasons My Eyes Will Not Stop Sweating

Sometimes, God just wants us to thank him in the middle of our junk

1.)  I have this New Job.  It’s called a job because I actually get paid to do it,  but it’s so much more than that, it is a mission and a purpose.  Every day I wake up different than the day before.  The magnitude of the responsibility is so beyond my own capabilities.  Standing in the trenches is the place I most want to be.  And so, my eyes sweat in surrender to the only one who can do it through me.  Philippians 4:13
2.) I have an Amazing Husband.  I think about his sacrifice for our family, and I am so proud to be his wife.  When days get long and I am emotional and exhausted, I remember that we are in this together and that God gave me the best team-mate. His life exemplifies the true transforming power of Jesus Christ. And so, my eyes sweat in gratitude to the one who brought me to him. 1 Chronicles 16:34
3.) I have two Beautiful Children. My kids simply rock.  There could never be two more different flowers from the same garden. I look at them and wonder what I ever did to deserve such precious people of my own. They make me laugh and stir my heart in ways I never knew possible. They make me proud every single day for simply being who God created them to be.  And so, my eyes sweat in thanksgiving to the one who blessed me with them.   1 Samuel 1:27
4.) I have an Awesome Church.  The heartbeat of the local body I call family, is the heartbeat of Jesus.  Transparency and authenticity leaks from everywhere.  Joy fills every room because true love resides there.  It is a place passionate about the things of God and the desire to see each life touched and restored in a supernatural way.  And so, my eyes sweat in love for the one who brought me here. 1 Corinthians 11:1
5.) I have True Friends.  I use to think I knew what friendship was, but I didn’t.  God has so delicately placed amazing women in my life who see me better than my best and call me higher than my highest.  True friendship is without expectation and judgment.  It is viewed with eyes that see into the heart. It is knowing your place without question, and trusting without hesitation. It is listening and being heard. It is comfort, it is strength, it is bold, it is gentle, it is kind, and it is love.  And so, my eyes sweat from a heart filled with joy for undeserved favor, to the one who gave them to me. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12