Drifting

 

Drifting away,

aimless and directionless

 

It’s where you will be

unless you actively seek Christ

 

And on the waves of this life,

the ups and downs

 

We don’t want to be drifters

 

We ought to be active in those waves

 

Seeking Truth on purpose

Loving God on purpose

Caring for people on purpose

Walking in integrity on purpose

Sharing Christ on purpose

Avoiding sin on purpose

Living out our faith on purpose

 

Intentional

 

It’s a word that God

keeps bringing me back to lately

 

As if maybe He’s doing it

on purpose?

 

– Susie Stewart

 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.

– Luke 10:27 (NIV)

 

That you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligence—and that you love your neighbor as well as you do yourself.

– Luke 10:27 (MSG)

 

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.

– Romans 12:2 (NIV)

 

…pray continually…

– 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV)

 

Photo by Susie Stewart

I See You

“I see you,”

I say lovingly to him

as he works away at his computer

 

And he stops everything

looking me in the eye

with intentionality

 

“I see you” he says back

 

And we both know

what this means

 

It speaks love on purpose

in the midst of busy life

 

It means that we see each other

all the way through

to what’s behind the eyes

 

The deep part

 

And I’m grateful for a man

who knows how important

connection is

 

But even more grateful for my attentive God

 

He sees all

He knows all

 

And He pays attention to every detail

on purpose

 

He cares about every move I make

about every thought

 

About my heart

 

And when I might be tempted to think

no one is noticing my life

 

He reassures me by His Spirit

and through His Word

 

“I see you,” He says

and I believe Him

 

And no one could mean it more

 

So I look up from my computer

as I type this blog

and I say,

 

“I see You God”

 

– Susie Stewart

 

 

The Eternal can see all things; His gaze is fixed on both the evil and the good.

– Proverbs 15:3 (VOICE)

 

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

– Psalm 32:8 (NIV)

 

For the Lord watches over the righteous, and His ears are attuned to their prayers. But His face is set against His enemies; He will punish evildoers.

– 1 Peter 3:12 (VOICE)

 

Photo by Arik Stewart

On Purpose

The decisions we make dictate the schedules we keep.  The schedules we keep determine the lives we live.  The lives we live determine how we spend our souls.  So, this isn’t just about finding time.  This is about honoring God with the time we have.

– Lysa Terkeurst

 

Live life, then, with a due sense of responsibility, not as men who do not know the meaning and purpose of life but as those who do. Make the best use of your time, despite all the difficulties of these days. Don’t be vague but firmly grasp what you know to be the will of God.

– Ephesians 5:15-17 (PHILLIPS)

 

And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.

– Deuteronomy 6:5 (NLT)

 

Photo by Susie Stewart