Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I really enjoy the music of Jason Upton and today the lyrics from "poverty" have been on my mind.  I often think about the verse "who will we praise when we've praised all our lives men who build kingdoms and men who build fame but heaven does not know their name".  I, like most, have looked up to others only to find out that they are  human too.  Those that seem impervious are no less breakable than me...My daughter has often said to me " Daddy, I want to be like you when I get big."...wonderful and intimidating at the same time.  There will come a day that she will find out that I'm human...Then what?  I hope that over the years I will have already planted the seeds that only God is good. Only The Lord is worth imitating.  I pray that she will one day say "Daddy, I want to be like the God you serve. My God."...  My response to her now?  " That's makes me happy but I would rather you be who God has made you to be."

Saturday, November 27, 2010

What's in a name?

I will be having my third child soon and have been struggling to find a name all their own.  You would think that I would be an old pro by now but.... I desire to give them a declaration of who they are or at least who we (my wife and I) desire them to be. I even considered Ebeneezer. It means "rock of help".  However, the name best describes who I want to be to my children.  A rock of help.  In every man there is really three men: the man he is, the man he wants to be and the man Gods wants him to be.  So, I ask the Lord,  "who does He want me to be?" That's really all that matters because I want what He wants. I am who He is making me to piece.  As for my third born I ask God who does He want them to starts with a name.............Joshua.