Saturday, July 23, 2011

Spiritual Sunday. "Giving Back"

Linking up with Charlottee and Ginger who host...Spiritual Sunday

“Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true." Lyman Frank Baum
I try to tell myself....to live my life like other people....taking trips....doing everyday things....fixing up the house.....entertaining more....

But  something in me wants to fly....and leave an imprint in this world.....a statement that shows hope and courage and faith and Him. Something in me wants to give back....and make a difference....even if it's just one person's life.....to hold them back from ever giving up.....

I still remember being smothered in a sea of darkness....with everyone insisting I needed this or that.....things I couldn't do.....and even when I tried to what they said....those things didn't work anyways. 

And then amazingly.....He touched me.....and a Light turned on....and He brought me to the other side of the rainbow.....where dreams really do come true. 

He's given me my hearts desires.....more than I could have ever asked for......things I had dreamt about.....had ached for.....and wished with all my heart. But the best......His peace replaced the restlessness....the angst...the shame....

It's taken me time to tell......to push past the fear.....to let Him use what I lived.....but the thing I want more than anything else now.....is to give back anyway He wants....... I'll stand up even when I'm afraid...I'll tell my story.....the parts that show His greatness.....I'll go wherever He wants.....I people to know Him and the power of His gentleness.

This is my desire.....to live for you alone

18 comments:

Karen said...

Dear Sarah, Someone said "Tell your story even if your voice trembles." You, too, can be like St. Paul (at the end of Acts) testifying what Jesus has done for you. You are helping others by doing that. May God help you finish your race strong! blessings, k

Whidbey Woman said...

Love the photo. It represents hope and joy. Praise God for how He has brought those into your life! Happy Spiritual Sunday.

Ginny said...

It is so wonderful when we find our purpose in God!!!

TheBlogWriter8 said...

And you do. You save lives. You do live up to His name.

Finally Free said...

Sarah,
I get what you are talking about. I have always felt different. I am not satisfied with normal life things...shopping, entertaining, and working on my house. When my health improves I want to do more, too. I want to give back and help others get free! I am so blessed to know you...another kindred Spirit.

Blessings,
Tammy

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Sarah, Just by blogging about your experience is touching so many people and helping them.Thank-you for that.
God Bless,
Ginger

Lisa notes... said...

You are definitely allowing the Lord to use you to make a difference not in just one person’s lives, but in many, including mine. I am always encouraged by your faith in Him, Sarah. Thank you.

Shanda said...

This is such a beautiful post; for what consumes most of our lives has been left behind in the desire to just serve and be used of God. I love your heart and KNOW God is going to use you to make a difference in the lives of others. It is all in His timing, just keep trusting. For God sees the heart.

Michelle said...

I love your writing!
So encouraging!

He has brought you to the other side of the rainbow :)

designgivesback.com said...

Fly Sarah! Your life is a unique creation and you must continue to listen and beeee..... YOU!

Happy SS!

love, kelee katillac

Donna Schultz said...

I love your blog. You are inspiring and encouraging others because of the pain you have endured. Only God...only God.

Pamela said...

I love reading how God leads you. What a difference He makes -- and we make when we obey!

Blessings,
Pamela

Charlotte said...

Dear Sarah, I think you are doing just what you want to do. You are flying high. You are making a difference in this dark world. Thank you for sharing your testimony with us each week.
Blessings,
Charlotte

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

He is wonderful& to live for Him is wonderful !

Saleslady371 said...

Passionate obedience is what I see here, Sarah! I love it and I am still praying that every time God uses you, signs and wonders follow.

Love,
Mary

Erin said...

Sarah, such a beautiful post! I too have always felt different. I just desire for rivers of living water to pour through me and touch other people; to place value and preciousness on them so that they can see they are a dream of God come true!
Blessings,
~Erin
www.mynuggetsoftruth.blogspot.com

Misty said...

Beautiful post. I feel like you wrote my thoughts that have poured across my mind recently. My desires, have always been a bit different and I long to live my life for Him. Touching people, helping people and hopefully showing people Him as I want to be an empty vessel He can use. I think.. do I need all this "stuff"? My riches are in Heaven right? Life is so short.. I've got one shot to do this right, after all He did put these desires in us! As you can tell.. I loved your post!

Thank you for sharing and have a very blessed week!

Misty

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I know you are making an imprint with this blog.
I love that song, one of my favorites.