Monday, March 21, 2011

With a Little Help From Princess Diaries

How good does being consumed with bringing out the best in people and just acting like a fool sound when it's 40 of us Jesus lovers sitting around a circle? It sounded wonderful to me. To not worry about myself, but simply be humbled and serve and encourage and not care what happens to me in the process.
Today, I returned to school. And it's not really that that sounds less appealing. It's just life is life. Class is class. It took me less than 24 hours to simply start going through the motions again. Doesn't it always seem like that?
Following Jesus is such a daily, hourly, conscious choice. Because my flesh isn't naturally pouring out all this praise and wanting to be a fool for God. My flesh would like to have it all together, and frankly, just get through the day. We are called to so much more than getting through the day! Because it's not just about our day. Bear with me as a quote one of my favorite movies of all time, Princes Diaries. "Then I realized how many stupid times a day I used the word 'I'. In fact, probably all I ever do is think about myself and how lame is that when there's 7 billion other people out there on the planet. But then I thought, if I cared about the 7 billion out there instead of just me, that's probably a much better use of my time."

I think God is telling us to use I a little less, and that's not so natural. But I'm askin' God to help me make that conscious choice to praise, be pro-active, and serve this week in whatever way I can!

1 comment:

  1. Amen, amen, amen Stephanie! Following Jesus IS a daily, hourly conscious choice! Sometimes I feel up to it, and sometimes I don't feel up to that daily, hourly, conscious challenge. But to tie in Jackie's thoughts, I am so grateful that when I DO feel up to it and Jesus sees ahead of me the times I'll throw a tantrum over following him, he doesn't give up on me... And vice versa. Man he is patient and good! Anyway... Loved the post, thanks for reminding me of and challenging me to the call to follow Jesus... Even (especially) when I look like a fool in the process!!


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