Saturday, September 25, 2010

Spiritual Sunday "Set the World on Fire".

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“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

There's this deep need I feel...a yearning...an ache that's so strong....to do something to make a difference in  the world. God's given me so much...more than I could have ever imagined possible. Everything in me hungers to give back....to shine His love.....to tell about His gentle touch that made all the difference. 

I feel this deep hunger.....for Him to use what I lived....all those horrible things...to give back...to give hope. I don't want what He did...to be a waste - the freedom He's given....the kindness and love He's brought into my life.....the amazing joy and peace He's put in my heart. 

He's become my best friend....a friend whose always there.....in my corner.....believing in me....and pushing me gently forward. I love Him....I really love Him. And because I love Him.....I want to set the world on fire.  

33 comments:

Joan said...

Sarah - you have so much to give. I'm always refrehed and encouraged when I visit your blog.

Blessings,
Joan

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So wonderful to see such a positive representative of our young women ~ especially since there seems to be a plethora of negative examples.....

Ginny said...

This is a pretty song, I haven't heard it before. I would love to set the world on fire, but I'll settle for a small flame!

Wanda's Wings said...

You are a true blessing and encouragement to me and may others. You are in the process of setting the world on fire. God bless you.

micey said...

me too! =)

Mildred said...

Such a pretty song. Blessings to you Sarah.

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

God being your best friend, too made me smile so much!! I love your energy!!!

Lisa notes... said...

Great post. We ran into Brett Nicole at the airport in Birmingham last month. She was very sweet to my teenage daughter and seemed so genuine and faith-filled. It is nice to have those kinds of role models.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, indeed you are in the process of taking the world by storm! And congratulations on your amazing award--it is awesome beyond words!!
Love,
Cindy

Cinner said...

I think maybe you are on fire already, I do know what you mean though...always wonderful to visit.
anything is possible with God walking with you. hugs.

Denise said...

Amen sweet sis, love you.

Renee said...

You give so much already, Sarah....but I am sure God will use your desire to serve Him in a big way....Your passion is inspirational!

Amrita said...

Rousing post Sarah.

Like the quote from Gandhi

Susan said...

And that's what HE wants us to do!!!!

Susy said...

I can't image giving more delight to the Lord than for you to say "use me". You're already impacting your sphere of influence through your testimony. Wait on the Lord, keep to His ways, and He will cause you to inherit the land. Ps. 37
Blessings.

Dolores Ayotte said...

Nikki...I love the quote from Ghandi! :)

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes, you are inspiring!! I agree with the other comments

Merana Leigh said...

I know JUST what you mean, Sarah! I was trying to explain to one of my best friends back in the spring that I just felt this overwhelming NEED to DO something with what I've lived through to somehow 'validate' that God allowed me go thru it, even tho' I know that sin/evil was the cause. I needed to have something to define the PURPOSE for having to have gone thru it to begin with, OTHER than to come out the other side. Like just having lived thru it wasn't enough, there HAD to be something I was going to do with it! My friend's husband didn't really "get it", but she said she understood perfectly, "like parents of murdered children start foundations to help others so they can have a sense of DOING something to make their child's life (and death) have MATTERED, have COUNTED for something in the positive, not as a negative memory." I was like, "Yes, YES...that's IT exactly! (Now, if He'll just show me what to do with that.)" I'm starting here with the blog, and in recognizing it in others in order to offer help..even if it can only be someone to talk to about it. Abuse in any form is ugly. Against a child is reprehensible. I for one, am thankful that you are here to share with us what God puts on your heart to share. You're an amazing gift! Hugs & love sweet friend ~ Merana

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

OH~~You are making a difference, a big difference.I love seeing how the Lord works in your life.
God Bless,
Ginger

Lisa said...

Sarah, you are doing just what you are longing to do. You have made a difference and will continue to do so in everyone you encounter. What a blessing you are to the Body of christ.:)

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful post, your love for God, the joy of the Lord, and the lovely song, Sarah!

Whidbey Woman said...

Amen! I want to set the world on fire, too!

Carol said...

Amen, Sarah!

char72 said...

What a beautiful video. I had not heard that song before. Love the words too. You are making a difference in the world. God will continue to bless your heart and use you for his glory.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Sarah, I felt your heart's desire to reach out and bring healing and help to this world, in your post, I believe your blog and book are two ways that you are reaching others, and many more opportunities await you. I will pray that the doors will be opened for you.
I enjoyed the song too. Thank you for sharing
Blessings,
Sue

Clif said...

I love the quote! What a challenge. Thanks for posting.

Lady_Amanda said...

Sarah,

This weeks Gospel for the Catholic church was the one with the rich man with the begger at his steps that dies and goes to the bossom of Abraham and he can't save the rich man. My pastor said that this was because the rich man sinned not because anything he did to the begger, but what he didn't do. It's the sin of ommission. So you are right one with sharing your love for Christ.

Hugs with blessings
Amanda

RCUBEs said...

May the Lord always fan the flames in our hearts. To do things for His glory! Take care sister. You inspire! God bless.

shannon i olson said...

good encouragement, you know when I was a new Christian I remember talking to a friend that had been a follower of God for years. she said, "you haven't been a Christian long enough to be jaded yet." Isn't that sad. I hope and pray I never get there, may we stay on fire by his mercy and grace!

Dena E's Blog said...

Set the world on fire,,WOW what an awesome sight it will be ,, the world on fire for Jesus!!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog on Jesus..
For HIS Glory ALWAYS,,,amen.
"" As You Look to Him May Gods Angels Always Keep Watch Over You~~~Blessing You in all You ""
Hugs Dena

Surprised By Joy! said...

Sending you hugs Sarah. Thanks for your encouragement. I was feeling a little discouraged in my blogging. Thanks for listening and encouraging me right when I needed it. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

Dee said...

I feel the Lord is about to open a door for you!!!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I want to do more as well... sowing kingdom seed everyday, along the way and as I go. Sometimes in big ways, but mostly in quiet, gentle ways that present themselves to me on a regular basis.

Christ and his cross are everything to me, and for as long as I have breath, I want to expend it on behalf of his grace.

Thanks for visiting the blog and for your prayers. You are welcome there anytime.

peace~elaine