A 21 Day Spiritual Journey: Day 7

It’s amazing what a difference a day makes.

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

What is your Jericho? What walls do you need God to knock down?

Today I met with one of our C.cada artists for a music rehearsal. This brother’s first CD will hit the stands in about a week. His debut album marks the culmination of a year-long Jericho march.

As we chatted over tea before practicing our special music for Sunday I listened to his heart about the process: the commitment it called for, the road blocks, the frustrations, the waiting, but most of all the promise! My friend has held fast to the promise God put inside of him over a year ago. He has never let go of it no matter what the road looked like. In fact we were talking about one of the very last difficulties he faced in the journey. A problem in production sent him and his partner back to the audio drawing board to remix and remaster the whole project from scratch. Instead of bemoaning his luck this musician praised God for the valuable intel he gathered in the process of having to personally remaster his own CD.

This visit coupled with the study God has me doing have revealed a very wrong mindset in me. You see, I look at my Jerichos and I see  problems. They strike fear into my heart. My friend looks at his Jerichos and he sees promises. They give him faith.

I’m changing the way I think here. I am coming to see that problems become possibilities in the light of God’s promises. My Jerichos are not issues they are opportunities God is going to use to fulfill the passions of my heart!

Here are some quotes I reviewed from the first part of  THE CIRCLE MAKER  by Mark Batterson:

“The greatest moments in life are the miraculous moments when human impotence and divine omnipotence intersect.” Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker

” It is absolutely imperative at the outset that you come to terms with the simple yet life changing truth: God is for you.” Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker.

“God is not a genie in a bottle, and your wish is not His command. His command had better be your wish. If it’s not you won’t be drawing prayer circles; you’ll end up walking in circles.” Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker

And here is a simple song I need to meditate on in light of all this.



Share Your World Withh Cee Cee 2013: Week 3

I am going to have some fun with these questions because my straight on answers would be much too short and boring. Hope ya don’t mind.

Is your hair short (total neck and ear showing), medium (covering ears and neck), long (below shoulders) or extra long (at least halfway down your back)?

I keep my hair short because long hair makes me look goofy. It use to be, before I started going bald, that my hair would get big and poofy when it got long. Now that I’m losing my hair, it looks like I’m trying to create a comb over. So when my hair gets too long I have to cover it up like this.

I'm the one in blue.

I’m the one in blue.

or this:

I've had to borrow this one before when my hair got too big.

I’ve had to borrow this one from my daughter before when my hair got too big.

Yeah…not goofy at all.

What is your favorite color of hair?  You can name your hair color or a color that you just like.

I love auburn hair, But not on me, because I’m balding now. Auburn hair on my head just makes me look like I’ve got a stringy sunburn.

Which bad habits, if any, drive you crazy?

Ummm…all bad habits drive me crazy because they are by definition bad and I am sworn to dislike bad things. It’s in the Pastor contract. You can look it up. 😉

What are some of your favorite type of proteins to eat? (meat, eggs, soy, cheese, nuts).

I just discovered Quinoa! Have you ever had it? It’s so yummy!

That is the wrong way to say it.

This is the right way to say it.

Just in case you were wondering.

Thanks Cee for these really fun questions!