Thy Kingdom Come. . .

Thy Kingdom Come. . .what does that even mean? Gateway Church recently did a series through the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) and then prayer mornings followed where they would pray through the Lord’s Prayer and then pray about a specific topic.  I loved learning more about a passage of scripture I had heard my whole life and putting it into action but at the end of the day I kept coming back the same question, what does Thy Kingdom and Thy Will look like?  (v. 10 Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven [KJV])  I feel silly even saying that I have been asking such an elementary question after being in church literally my whole life; the thing is though do we really know what His Kingdom and will look like?  Or do we read things how we want to in order to make His will align with ours?   Continue reading

Here I Am. Send Me…As Long As…

Numerous times over the years I have cried out to God saying, “Here I am.  Send Me.” The song by Delirious? was my anthem through high school.  Everything in me wanted God to send me out to the nations, to love on the out casts, to minister to the poor and lowly and to live the life of a missionary in the “truest” of forms.  I wanted to go where others were put off by.  The remote villages in Sub-Saharan Africa, the lowest of castes in India, the cave dwellings of the Tarahmuara Indians in Mexico, these are the types of places that called out to me.  Never once did I imagine or think in praying those five little words I was asking God to send me home.  To my own nation.  To my neighborhood.  To those in my own backyard per se. Continue reading

I Release My Pride, A Living Sacrifice

There are just those songs that stick with a person.  It is as though the record player needle of the mind will get caught on a song, a chorus or just a line and those words will play over and over, for minutes, hours or even days.  Sometimes this occurrence is delightful because something within you resonates with the words and other times it is like Brittany Spears “Toxic” that comes to my mind anytime I think of Shakespeare because my drama teacher in high school sang it during one of our major exams. This weekend this happened to me, at our church we sing a lot of great songs but out of everything we sang two lines have been on a continual loop in my head, “I release my pride, A living sacrifice.” Continue reading