In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence. And his children will have refuge.
Monday, July 11, 2011
The kids here sometimes come running up to our house complaining that one of their friends (or enemies for that matter) has "disturbed" them. It is another way of saying "they bothered me". These days I am bothered a lot. Frustrated by too many problems and needs and one of the easiest thing to do is to just ignore some of those needs or problems or put quick band-aids on them.
I was convicted today when I read a the following quote that a friend posted on her wall today (thank you, Kymberly West!).
"Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves. When our dreams come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrive safely because we have sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord." -Sir Francis Drake
Google dictionary defines disturbed as "having had its normal pattern or function disrupted." Around here there is not much of a normal pattern or function but any pattern that there is I don't like it to be disrupted. I so often do what I need just to get by. I pray that the Lord will continue to convict, bother and disturb me into not ignoring the needs around me. I pray that He will disturb me so much that I will not just put a quick band-aid on the problem or need but instead to look deep into the core. To see people, needs, and problems as He does!