please….

By |2012-11-20T08:43:38+00:00November 20th, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, writing|

Deliver me... from what they want me to be. Deliver me... from what they expect me to be. Deliver me... from the script written in my head. Deliver me... from the people-pleaser inside me. Deliver me... from the weaknesses inside of me. Deliver me... from the fear of expressing me. Deliver me... from the fear of being me. Deliver me... from what I expect to be. Deliver me... from I think I need to be. Deliver me... from the pressures around me. Deliver me... from the limiting small-mindness and crushing fears. Deliver me... from anything less that 'your' best. Deliver me... [...]

‘choosing’ God

By |2012-09-30T21:11:48+00:00October 2nd, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

*by Gerald May "God refuses to be an object for attachment because God desires full love, not addiction. Love born of true freedom, love free from attachment, requires that we search for a deepening awareness of God, just as God freely reaches out to us. In addition, full love for God means we must turn to God over and against other things. If our choice of God is to be made with integrity, we must first have felt other attractions and chosen, painfully, not to make them our gods. True love, then, is not only born of freedom; it is [...]