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Friday, May 18, 2012

Drawing Them In - John 3

In reading about the Samaratian woman in John 4, I think it is so neat how you drew her into a conversation. Perhaps you didn't need a drink, but you pleasantly asked for one anyway. You surprised her by even speaking with her. Then informed her of God's desire to give her life-giving water.  You were a mystery and you wanted to draw someone outside the "chosen" people to God.  You didn't opperate in circles of friends; you were alone; you weren't rushed; you were willing to share the gift of Life with her.  You knew her story (no husband -but five husbands) and touched her heart in a way that made her want more.

Oh, Lord, that I may be as eloquent as You in drawing the lost. I've been so moody and snappy lately. It broke my heart when Elise came in the bathroom last night to show me her latest project. Two styrafoam cups. "Look, Mom!  Here's Dad -glad. And here is you -mad."  She was delighted with her project.  But left me pondering is that the way she sees me. I've snapped at her so much lately and haven't "spent" time with her.  Then Betsy has been snapping at me too. :(  I guess I am wearing off on them. I need my rest, can't sleep, can't find my paper journal, I can't even find my Bible that I had yesterday. My house is such a mess. I am worried about my tummy churning and wondering if I am having heart problems as well. Lord, I need you to come to my rescue.  I am tired of fighting and living here. I am tired of the JUNK in my house, waiting for the class room to be done. Maybe we can move Elise into Betsy's room and I can set up the classroom book in there until DH is done upstairs. I am so ready for school to be over!!!  :)  But I am dreading next year. Three children. I know i don't have to teach Michael, but he needs something. He's willing to learn. Happy about school. Elise hates it. Please direct me with her in what to do as I daily come to you. Betsy too.

I need you Jesus.
You are the source of life
I can't be left behind
No one else will do
I will take hold of You

I need You Jesus, I need You Jesus

My heart is Yours for life
I need Your hand in mine
No one else will do
Lord I put my trust in You

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I need You Jesus to come to my rescue
Where else can I go?
There's no other Name by which I am saved
Capture me with grace
I will follow You

My heart is Yours for life
I need Your hand in mine
No one else will do
Lord I put my trust in You

chorus

I will follow you
This world has nothing for me (I will follow You)