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Embrace Reality

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

I can be focused, self-centered, myopic and ignorant.

I can live contentedly for short periods of time “in my own little world.”

I’m learning that it’s important to look beyond myself and embrace reality.

Embrace My Own Reality

I’m learning not to do stupid things.

I knew I was supposed to do good things, but I didn’t really think about why I should.

Years ago in my Bible I read “Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” 1

It’s not just don’t do the bad things — because they’re wrong or have bad consequences — it’s that I have a responsibility to do the the right things; particularly the ones that I know I should.

Embrace Others Reality

Franklin Graham, of Samaritan’s Purse, wrote last week about the “Growing Violence in Sudan“.

“Intense fighting has erupted along the border between north and south Sudan, and the people of the Nuba Mountains are caught in the crossfire. Dozens of civilians have been killed, and over 60,000 displaced…

Samaritan’s Purse has worked in Sudan for many years, bringing medical care, clean water, food, and other aid to hundreds of thousands of people…

This new outbreak of violence is coming at a critical time in Sudan’s history as the south prepares for independence on July 9. If the fighting continues to escalate, it could quickly turn into another civil war.

It’s heartbreaking to think that the history of atrocities they endured may be about to repeat itself.”

Embrace Reality and Do Something About It

We pray for Sudan and donate to Samaritan’s Purse.  If you want to help you can too, here!

Sara Groves traveled to Rwanda.  She describes her heartache and heartbreak as she chose to embrace reality in Rwanda.

Sara Groves’ I Saw What I Saw

I saw what I saw and I can’t forget it

I heard what I heard and i can’t go back

I know what I know and I can’t deny it

something on the road, cut me to the soul

your pain has changed me

your dream inspires

your face a memory

your hope a fire

your courage asks me what I’m afraid of

and what I know of love

we’ve done what we’ve done and we can’t erase it

we are what we are and it’s more than enough

we have what we have but it’s no substitution

something on the road, cut me to the soul

chorus

I say what I say with no hesitation

I have what I have but I’m giving it up

I do what I do with deep conviction

something on the road, cut me to the soul

chorus 2x

your courage asks me what I’m afraid of

your courage asks me what I am made of

your courage asks me what I’m afraid of

and what I know of love

and what I know of god 2

1 James 4:17, NLT

2 http://www.saragroves.com/lyrics/tellmewhatyouknow/isawwhatisaw/

Bring on the comments

  1. Thank you Scott. I needed this today!

  2. Angi, thank you.
    I needed to hear that too!

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