November 07, 2004

Accepting Your Assignment

Have you ever been touched so deep down or have something impressed so strongly in your heart that you find that you are unable to shrug it off no matter what you do? Suddenly, I feel a calling. Like God is asking me to spread the Good News, because only through Him will any of us find happiness or joy in our lives. No, not that temporary respite of happiness when you get a raise in your salary. No, not that short-term spurt of excitement you get when you ace your exams. I'm talking about eternal joy, peace and love within your heart. I'm talking about that soothing warm feeling you get even when the odds are against you and the world seems to turn its back on you. When the chips are stacked heavily against you, you still manage to draw out that inner peace and calm that only God can provide. When everything goes wrong and you still manage to draw lessons from the mishap, be thankful and mindful of God's grace.

I long to find that joy and love that Jesus possessed to die on the cross for all our sins and I must admit, it will be a lifelong journey and battle for it. But in the meantime, wouldn't it be good to share this little slice of heaven which I've inherited deep in my heart with everyone I know and love? It sounds easier than it seems though. But what I do know, and hold a strong conviction, is that people need the Lord. Behind all the fake smiles and pretense, everyone nurses a hurt or a wound which only God can heal. And I'm willing to share with everyone, if only they would open their heart.

Ray Boltz - People Need The Lord

Everyday they pass me by,
I can see it in their eye.
Empty people filled with care,
Headed who knows where?

On they go through private pain,
Living fear to fear.
Laughter hides their silent cries,
Only Jesus hears.

People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
At the end of broken dreams, He's the open door.
People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
When will we realize -- people need the Lord?

We are called to take His light
To a world where wrong seems right.
What would be too great a cost
For sharing life with one who's lost?

Through His love our hearts can feel
All the grief they bear.
They must hear the words of life
Only we can share.

People need the Lord, people need the Lord
At the end of broken dreams, He's the open door.
People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
When will we realize that we must give our lives,
For people need the Lord.
People need the Lord.

Yes, they do. Beyond the pride and suffering, we all need the Lord.

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