Archive for May, 2012

May The Words of My Mouth

Posted in Arpeggios., Chord progressions. with tags , , , , on May 30, 2012 by Vivian K

My prayer.

May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart
Bless Your name, bless Your name, Jesus
And the deeds of the day and the truth in my ways
Speak of You, speak of You, Jesus

For this is what I’m glad to do
It’s time to live a life of love that pleases You
And I will give my all to You
Surrender everything I have and follow You
I’ll follow You

Lord, will You be my vision, Lord, will You be my guide
Be my hope, be my light and the way
And I’ll look not for riches, nor praises on earth
Only You’ll be the first of my heart

I will follow
I will follow
I will follow You

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Reblogged: Coronary Vs. Adrenal Christians

Posted in Chord progressions., In a major key. with tags , , on May 29, 2012 by Vivian K

Written by: Jennifer Altrogge

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As I write this Preface I have just preached to my people several messages in which I pleaded with them to be ‘coronary Christians,’ not ‘adrenal Christians.’ Not that adrenaline is bad, I said; it gets me through lots of Sundays. But it lets you down on Mondays. The heart is another kind of friend. It just keeps on serving—very quietly, through good days and bad days, happy and sad, high and low, appreciated and unappreciated. It never says, ‘I don’t like your attitude, Piper, I’m taking a day off.’ It just keeps humbly lub-dubbing along. It endures the way adrenaline doesn’t. 

Coronary Christians are like the heart in the causes they serve. Adrenal Christians are like adrenaline—a spurt of energy and then fatigue. What we need in the cause of is not spurts of energy, but people who endure for the long haul. Marathoners, not sprinters.(The Roots of Endurance, John Piper)

The heart is a good picture of God’s call for His children in service. “It just keeps on serving—very quietly, through good days and bad days, happy and sad, high and low, appreciated and unappreciated.” What does this look like in my day? It means going to Wal-Mart every Thursday to buy groceries, or doing the laundry each week, or scrubbing the poop stains from Charis’ onesies, or continually seeking God in prayer for strength.

The bottom line is that I am not naturally a “coronary Christian.” There are many times when Wal-Mart is the last place on earth I want to be or I wish I could open my oven and dinner would be ready-to-serve. My flesh does not desire to serve consistently and “endure for the long haul.” This is why I must cry out to the Lord to strengthen me to serve. I cannot do it on my own. I am weak and frail, but He is mighty to help.

“But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:26-28)

A work in progress.

Posted in In a major key. with tags , , , , on May 29, 2012 by Vivian K

“The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and to share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought into other people’s lives than you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them.”

– Harold Kushner

To fuel my passion for human rights?

Posted in Chord progressions., First Movements., In a major key., Scales. with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by Vivian K

Having a law degree gives you the key to many opportunities. The opportunities to make a difference.

Protected: Smiling when I’m close to tears.

Posted in In a minor key. with tags , on May 12, 2012 by Vivian K

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Broken for You.

Posted in Chord progressions. with tags , , , , on May 9, 2012 by Vivian K

Have you experienced what it feels like to give up something you love for a higher purpose? Do you know what it feels like to walk away from someone you love for the ones that loved you from the start? Do you know what it means to be obedient to His voice?

I do.

And it is humbling. It is molding.

When you take things out of your life which you held dear, you would inevitably feel that void within you. And that void can never be filled by anything or anyone in this world. It can only be filled by Him.

Well, I wouldn’t want to have it any other way.

Psalms 1:1-3

Posted in Chord progressions. with tags , , on May 7, 2012 by Vivian K

My pastor said I have come a long way. I cannot but feel humbled and grateful.