Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"So, is it helping?" - Rick Zeiger

So today Rick asked me how I was doing, which is a common question these days. I told him that I have been feeling really anxious lately and have been reflecting on these verses:

Phillipians 4:4-9
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

So he goes on to ask, "So, is that helping?" I love Rick... he calls me out on this stuff. My answer was, "not really". Isn't it strange how you can reflect on scripture, memorize it, meditate on it, believe it... and still it does not always comfort. It that I am reading the wrong passage? Oh no... it is me. I am not doing it... just saying it, thinking it, and reading it.

Lord, I pray for this time of transition in my life. I thank You for the amazing opportunities I have before me. To be at an amazing church like Saddleback is truly a blessing. I am so unworthy of all You have put before me. I need Your power and strength to love other as You love them. Lord give me wisdom as I go into unchartered territory... I know You are already there... that is my comfort and hope. Amen.


Danielle said...

...thinking is sinking baby...

Get out on the water and walk...don't let fear find you, blind you or bind you!

The ministry is completely in God's hands...it always has been. You've only the task of demonstrating to others that white knuckling it with God is part of life and it's what sets us apart from the faithless.

I know it's helping. Sometimes, you gotta wash, rinse and repeat.

Natalie said...

What transitions are you going through right now, Tina? I'm sorry I'm so out of touch! I miss talking with you! Last time I saw you was at your house, with One Month to Live --- loong time. Are you living alone now? I'm also looking to move. i'd looking to live in a community of people.