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Awaken: THIRST.

Nov 27, 2012

Awaken.  Christmas.  Our office is a-BUZZ with Christmas wrapping paper, bows, and copies of schedules and handouts for Awaken women.  The mix is hilarious.  And tiring.  And exciting!

We are 1 day out from our 2nd ever Awaken.  And as we’ve been praying for the women about to jump in their cars and vans and head to Fellowship Dallas, I’ve been thinking about the different stories that make up an Awaken event.  So many folks are walking in, full of love and good cheer.  Life is hard, but not unbeatable.  Life is fun sometimes.  For other folks, there is just this cloak of defeat and weariness that wears them into the building.  They’ve usually been drug into the building by a well-intentioned friend or sister…or even their own conscience saying, “you should go!”  Their eyes remain glossed over…their mouths silent, though moving…their hearts, broken.

No matter where you are on this spectrum…in between it all…on the brink of despair…in the prime of your life, there is only ONE position that He desires from us:  On our knees.  He sees the ones who crawl in on hands and knees, begging for just a drop of God’s Word to touch their craving mouths.  He brings His Presence to their broken world.  To our broken world.  To my broken world.  He wants to show up in our world and heal our brokenness.  If you’re going or not going to Awaken, it matters not for this one…He wants your thirst for Him to increase!  Like David in Psalm 63, He wants to hear us cry: “Oh God You are my God.  My soul thirsts for You.  My body longs for You.  In a dry and weary land where there is no water….because Your love is better than life, my lips will praise You.”  

So.  Why do we praise?  Why do we position ourselves on our knees, craving Him?  Because at the end of the day, HIS LOVE IS BETTER THAN LIFE.  I’m banking my very life on this today girls.  And I’m planning on being the first to crawl into that packed sanctuary on Thursday night, just desperately thirsty for a sip from our Father’s well.  Bring it ON Father!  We love YOU!!

See ya soon…you are FIERCELY loved today!