With the title of yesterday's prayer post fresh on my mind as I went to you work, you can guess which lyrics I had stuck in my head all day! In fact, the phrase the kept repeating was "so hard to get through to you".
On this #community, it simply reemphasized the point, of just how often we make our points and arguments and opinions and they simply fall short of accomplished the desired result and making the change we hoped our dialogue would make. Distractions, experiences and habits conspire together to place in a position, especially emotionally or mentally where we have difficulty encountering opposition and making changes.
Like life didn't through us enough of a curve ball, it seems at times, there is never a reprieve!
That song wouldn't leave for the entire day, until my way home when I cranked up the BOSE Stereo. My CD changer got stuck trying to eject a CD, so I've reverted to the couple of mix tapes still hiding in the console.
Read these lyrics, from Mylon Lefevre's Let Love Conquer (and listen to the song, posted on YouTube)
So many people // Having hard times
They feel the pressure // They're losing their minds
They don't have the strength to really endure // Because tomorrow looks so unsure
If they fall // We gotta let them see
Jesus' love in you and me
Don't put down your brother // Let Love conquer
Please don't hurt each other // Let Love conquer
It's not easy // To show your face
When folks are thinking // You're just a disgrace
It's so easy to be misunderstood // When explanations don't come out like they should
If we are going to walk through this life with Christ in us, then we do we not respond more like Christ to the events and people whose paths we intersect?
A challenging question, but one that needs to be asked. Some introspection worth covering in prayer.
Pray, this #communitySaturday, as we intersect with community, that we would see others as Christ sees. May we tell them, as Mylon states, that while this world has problems, the good news is that as children of God, they are not our problems! Pray opportunities to share Christ and reveal the love of God be made transparent. Pray that the troubles and trials and disgraces of life would be placed at the cross, for both the believer and the one yet to believe. May no matter what tomorrow looks like, deter people from reaching out to God. Pray for a softening of hearts in our culture and community, where distractions, experiences and habits have hardened, rejected and calloused people's understanding of who God is and what He desires for their lives.
Pray in all things...
That Love would conquer.
For the glory of God
For the cause of Jesus Christ.
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