Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Maybe It's My Job.

A few weeks ago I was chatting with Lori, I don't remember what we were talking about, but she had been reminded about something she had read this website (http://churches.everynation.org/default_ministries.asp?id=695). Anyway I was checking out today's topic, and it really connected with me. It was talking about the idea that maybe today's young generation is under deep spiritual attack (thinking about everything that they have to deal with: divorce, relationships, abortion, drugs, etc.) because the are supposed to rise up and do great things for God, maybe God has HUGE plans for them. He compared them to the Hebrew baby boys that were supposed to be thrown into the Nile when they were born, by order of pharaoh (Exodus 1:15 - 22), and the midwives refused to kill the babies, like they were told to do, because the feared God. (for more detail, check out the site, it might make more sense then) Anyway, one sentence in particular really stood out to me:

"If Christians like you and me do not rise up and wage war on the enemy, we may well lose the very generation born to destroy his strongholds on this planet."

I was thinking about this, and about myself and how I fit into all of this. In a way, I know I'm part of this young generation he's talking about, but at the same time, I think I'm also part of the group that's maybe called to fight for them. I grew up in a home where I was spared from a lot of things, I was blessed to have not gone through that. Because of that blessing, I feel like it's partly my responsibility to fight for them. I think about the reasons I want to be a teacher, and honestly, that's really why I want to be a teacher. I've probably talked about this with some of you, but I really just want to make a difference, I want to be a good role model for kids who have no one to look up to. I want to help them. I don't even have the right words to explain how I feel. I was thinking that maybe I feel like this because I'm maybe supposed to be someone who fights for the youth. All I can say, is wow. But I guess that's what we're called to do as Christians, we're here to fight for others, because God fought for us. Hmmm, I'm loosing my train of thought, but yeah, check out that site, it's a gooder.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Finish Last

I heard this song on the radio this weekend. I like it. I know, I've never heard of the band either.

Finish Last
by Stellar Kart

People change and plans get changed and
Everything changes but You
Everybody moves around and
Everything gets pushed around but You
You always stay the same, stay the same

I want to finish last
Last in the world's eyes
No matter what I do
I will be first in your eyes

I am running in this race and
I am pressing onwards towards the finish line
You have promised me a better life
Far beyond this world, far beyond this place and time

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

...And The Band Played, The Sweetest Song We'd Ever Heard..

ok, well, it wasn't the sweetest song I'd ever heard, but I heard the band. Yesterday I was in one of my classes, and I was trying to pay attention to the professor, but I heard this music, and it was getting louder. It got really loud, it was like there was a marching band walking through the hall. Anyway, everyone was pretty confused. After class I was sitting in this study area with a couple people working on this assignment, and I heard the band again. There most definitely was a marching band walking through the halls. It wasn't an actual marching band, it was the environmental science people all dressed up in crazy clothes. They were having some kinda environmental science thing, and they were trying to get people to come. Anyway, it was really funny.