the simple truth

This post originally published on a previously-owned blog and was imported here to simplify my life. Please excuse any confusion due to this merge. I hope you enjoy the content!

Why do we make things so complicated?
Why do we debate confusing and often petty aspects of theologies?
How can people not see the LIGHT in the midst of our crazy bustling world?

I’m on a Kari Jobe kick right now.  Her lyrics are so powerful and her beautiful voice communicates them so well.  Allow me to share another of her songs with you.

I get something different each time I listen.  Here are a few lines:

1. We are children.  No matter how powerful and in charge and influential we want to or have become in this culture, we are ALL only children.  God’s children.  Whether you like it or not.  It’s a humbling thought just to think about.  And also comforting.  No life is ever going to go perfectly.  God is the only one who can wrap his arms around everything, respond to my prayers and wholly take care of me.  He is our perfect Father.

2. Make the most of the time we have left.  As a naturally impatient person, I tend to want to see results fast.  I feel God’s prodding to start a new ministry and all I want is for things to happen NOW.  I guess that’s partially a good thing?  I think of these three lyric lines, I relate to this one the best.  I don’t like wasting time…yet….I also enjoy doing things that have nothing to do with expanding God’s Kingdom or fulfilling his commission.  I like to read, I like to watch Bones, I like to play on pinterest.  Where do we draw the line?  Some people think I’m too busy.  But, besides thriving on being busy, I think well, why not make the most of the time we have left?  Why not get involved in multiple ministries?  Why not do as much as I can?  Now I realize this could lead to a huge discussion of taking care of your marriage, getting enough sleep and of course spending enough quiet private time with the Lord.  But I’m just thinking aloud here….

3. The simple truth.  In Kari Jobe’s words, Jesus came to save, there’s freedom in his Name.  How more simple could that get?  Those of us who already believe that simple truth need not know every inch of the Bible nor the history of complicated theology.  It all just boils down to Jesus.  We are called to share his Name – to be the light of the world.  Just as Kari emphasizes: we gotta, we gotta, we gotta let the light shine!!

What a powerful song.

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