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The Stirring in me

There has to come a moment in every persons life when they really question why? …”Why I am on the planet?” ..”Why was I born?”.  Hopefully it becomes more than a question, but it becomes a turning point, a crossroads at which we decide, we seek + we discover.

For me that moment came when I lost close to everything I was passionate about… Failed dreams, relationships dead, drowning in debt, dignity lost, heart-broken, health in jeopardy + stressed to the max.  At the lowest season of my life I reached out to the living God + truly surrendered. Since that pivot point I’m discovering daily why I’m alive … really alive.

I was born to worship.  I was born for connection, for relationship.  Firstly with the Creator, Good Shepard, + Extravagant King Himself… then with those He leads me alongside + divinely surrounds me with.

We all worship something.. weather we realize it or not.  Second by second we give our affection, our focus, our attention, our blessing + approval to something or someone… that’s worship.  The problem is in our innate need to worship we give our adoration to false idols… exalted through the system of this world + promoted by the adversary of mankind.  It’s the ultimate distraction to being alive + why we were created.

In leaving behind the trash + false idols of this world… I’m discovering this real, amazing, + mind blowing relationship with the Most High.  + The life of Christ, (the man who is God) … is not only my finest example, but must define my very existence.  ‘It’s no longer I who lives, but Christ that lives in me’ (Galatians 2.20)

You see … I am a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).  As soon I realize this + it drops 8 inches from my head to my heart… The previous dullness, religion + desert-like living is gone.  I believe now, + I’m desperate for more wisdom, understanding + personal connection with this real, grand + love breathing God.

‘The Stirring in me’ is the sound of a new day… it’s the sound of a new creation… it’s the sound, the cry + the bold output of a life surrendered to Christ … born to worship.  I’m alive in Chirst, I’m awake on the inside, + I don’t want to miss out … so I’m responding now.

Don’t settle for less in your life: seek, search, discover, respond + call on the name of the Lord.

He will stir you.
alive + awake + responding now

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Are you alive ? Are you awake ? Are you responding now ?

“Do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11)

The bell is ringing …

Enough said.