I've always been relatively comfortable, if I can use that word, with the reality of dying. After all that he has provided and gifted to me! For myself, my focus is really realizing that I am just passing thorough no matter of what is going on around me. He is in his fifties, which is young, when you, yourself are around that age. I deeply trust my loving and merciful Savior to know when that time should be. 1 0 obj 2. --I didn't get to really look at this discussion until Sunday afternoon. I can't even find the Milky Way when I look into the night sky! I'm guilty. And if we do believe, are we willing to make the changes that will leave us without regret? I tend to be more of a solution finder, but I do worry at times. Ask Him to reveal who you believe you are before Him and who you truly are in His eyes. Through many trials in life, God has been so gracious to teach me to trust "His sovereignty and His love" for me and for the ones I love that I tend to worry about. After all the times he has seen me through things I couldn’t see my way out of! Hi Leah,You were right about question #2.When worry and stress are spelled out like that - when we see ourselves as offenders, rather than victims - well, it puts our "woe is me" song in a whole new light! Thanks be to God that he is bigger than all our perceived problems. I am a worrier. <>/ExtGState<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 12 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> �u��^b0Xw��8���hI ��@ui�Ъ>H�]�:x���#_��I�G�@@�B��T蛧 I want it to leave a rich legacy for my children and others so that they see Jesus.#2- I always knew that self-pity was a form of arrogance but I never considered worry and stress to be that. He is my portion. Worry and stress. Except my house is still messy when I leave. I do not know if that answers the questions or not but this is where my heart is today. I don't want to regret how I spent my time. If there is anything I have learned in the last year or so, it is that your life can change in the blink of an eye. P. 42 - If “life” were a movie, who would be the star? <> My stress doesn’t control my life, but it is present enough that when I read that worry and stress reek of arrogance I wanted to go hide under a rock. x��\��c�a�3�1�gX�$�@v��#� E�"���[�ODA�D$��/����ջ5�3�wE�2ޛ篫�燍h���7���w�=O?o��k���w�?��V:�|��>����k6R��l��u.���jӚ����ns���߷�5� �F�}������w�)|e'uk`�?�7������7��r�;���o�jt륕a{���6+�ZTT�{�o5��g�m��%�/���L��a�v��5�4��s:+Mܾ���������f'Z%��}�D�%���ߥ��t�L��q\^������cD���y׊�1�5�0*���P�CD޸�) �}�����WBK��ƃh�^��ь��&r��{y�L*�Q�DT��7lZ�%l��FgHd� He desires a relationship with me even though I am undesirable. I sense that He is calling me to a deeper walk with Him, to a walk that is radical and causes others to think I'm weird (as if they didn't already think that!!). So, I will continue to work toward that goal. He is so real before me today that I cannot even write how he reveals himself to me as I seek him. Even though I've always realized that life here on earth could end at any moment, I will admit that closing in on 50 years old has ignited a whole new fire in me to live the second portion of my life with more purpose than the first portion. I think that if God ever miraculously cures me of this sin, I may live so much more victoriously. In some ways I live with that reality and try to make a difference for God in my world but in other ways I come up far short. Since He feels this way about me, how can I not be head-over-heels in love with Him? U��F���L�JPt!=J[�Nœ6ٟ�V�)������� ;��P��y\���VA�&�VIy���a��s���σ�E�Z�8��zM}���}�x;X�%�L����s�#\��w�pp?�.�aAd�Zدk��UǣD�&3���h����yp1���Eg����oC- ���DK���02� E Thanks to all for challenging me and helping me to focus on the Main Man. And He calls the stars BY NAME!! I married a man who worries about nothing and everyday I am amazed by him. Just for laughs...Since I turned 30 I keep telling my husband than I'm middle aged. This passage in the book about worry and stress really hit home for me. I have absolutely no idea what it would take for me to dump worry and stress. Jesus, forgive me and help my unbelief!!! ��A��NT:��]ig�Ȫv�P����:q�} Perhaps death hasn't really hit us close to our hearts, with a parent, a sibling or a child. I know for me I am only 36 yrs old and looking at the big picture has not entered my mind until the last few years and it was because of some close people in my life passed away. 2. How dare I be that way! When it comes to the worrying stressing flesh, I’m the female version of Arnold Schwartzenegger. We are reminded that we are not promised another breath past the one we are currently breathing. Join us beginning March 18, 2009 for a discussion of the book "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan, Revelation 3: 1 – “I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive,but you are dead.”1 Corinthians 3:13-15 – “His work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. I could die while you're reading it. I find myself praying about something, believing in my heart that God can handle it, and then still worrying about it and trying to "help" God. Francis Chan, Crazy love - devoțional: You could die before you finish reading this chapter. It is then that hit me right in the face of what this life is really to be about. Name: Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God; Author: Francis Chan; ISBN: 9781434705945; Language: English; Genre: Love, Spiritual; Format: PDF/ePub; Size: 2 MB; Pages: 224; Price: Free; Download Crazy Love by Francis Chan PDF Free. Whew!! �T�繳�n���b�t�K?�d P��q���[^N����H��o`˂�ڳG�㓔����eY�U. Zach's "annoying" behavior isn't so annoying anymore when I think that I am so blessed to have a healthy little boy. We never glimpsed Eden with our own eyes and so we have nothing to compare it to here on earth. Crazy in Love feentanz. Chapter 3: Crazy Love 1. It sort of goes back to the first chapter when we talked about how easy it is to get used to the daily routine if you never stop to take a look at all that God has done, and is doing, around you. 1. I want to be listening closely for His voice and be ready to act when He opens a door of opportunity. 1. What role would we play? <>>> I have much more aware of when God is speaking to me and amazed that He does. In awe of Him,Janice. Funny, the sermon Sunday dealt with worry. I buy into the world’s rhetoric. Since my nephew's been sick, it's really changed how I see my children. GOD is working on me major about this especially the past few weeks. You can lose your job. Until that happened for me, I tend to think that life is meant to be lived to the ripe old age of 100. He understands us perfectly.