Friday, December 22, 2006

Don't Wait. Act Now. Got it.

From a sermon by my pastor (that I read just last night): This has infinite repercussions, but I would like to point out just one this morning. We need no longer keep waiting for something to happen. We need not wait until we are good enough, or understanding enough, or faithful enough, or anything else enough. Either Christ lives in us, or Christ doesn’t. If he doesn’t, then what we must do this morning is trust him, trust this message for yourself and the world, trust it enough to say, I am willing for Christ in me to change me and my relationship with God and neighbor. That’s all. Then, I assure you the Holy Spirit is within you and each time you trust Christ in a given situation the Holy Spirit will help you. What I’m concerned with is that you and I quit waiting for God to do something. He has. He has made us his children, and he is Incarnate in us…he is enfleshed in you and me!

From TUT (totally unique thoughts) (received early this morning):
Haven't all the years you've spent being Santa Claus, Lisa, been more fun than all the years you spent waiting for Santa Claus?

And not just for the joy you've helped place on your favorite faces, but for your ability to act instead of wait. Acting makes the suspense bearable. It gives you a starring role. Time passes more quickly. And best of all, it makes possible the dance of life as you network and mingle with other dancers.

It's the same for your dreams, Lisa. Act, don't wait.

Happy Hallelujah, Santa Claus!
The Universe

4 comments:

BlueJude said...

What a fantastic post!! Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

thats very profound Lisa, ty for sharing..PEace n blessings, Kai.

Anonymous said...

Walking is always better than waiting, I think - but somehow it is easy to get lazy.

Anonymous said...

What a great sermon from your Pastor.

p.s. I didn't know you were Santa...so he doesn't live in the North Pole?? ;)

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