So it seems I’ve learned something

I was reading “The Purpose Driven Life” yesterday and was struck by a quote near the end.

(I know, is it 1999? Why am I just reading PDL now?  You’d think I would’ve have actually opened it when it was new and 10 million people were reading it, preaching from it and ignoring the last chapters about your purpose being all about God’s purpose for getting the Gospel to all nations.  Well, it’s for my degree which I am SO close to getting done.  After only 16 years of starting and stopping.)

(“You know, a lot of people go to college for 10 years.  Ya, they’re called doctors.”  – Tommy Boy)  (if you haven’t seen that movie, you must.  It won the Oscar for  “Greatest.  Movie.  Ever.”)

So anyways, here’s the quote:

How do you know when God is at the center of your life?  When God’s at the center, you worship.  When he’s not, you worry.  Worry is the warning light that God has been shoved to the sideline.  The moment you put him back at the center, you will have peace again.

– Rick Warren (Purpose Driven Life)

Think about that for a moment.  Then really chew on it.  I know I have to.  Anyone who has put any amount of time into reading these blog updates (Hi Mom!) knows that I maybe, possibly have had a slight tendency to worry.


So here’s to being enlightened on what I may be doing (or not doing) when worry starts to be my primary thought instead of the worshiping of God!



I was listening to a song about breathing this morning and God gave me this insight.  I thought I would share it with you.

Take a breath, hold it.  Let it out.

Now, think about who gave you that breath.  Think about what He gave you that breath for.  He gave it to you to praise Him!  You had it to glorify His name among the nations!  To edify others!  That breath was not for slander, or for hatred or for being wasted in idle chatter and gossip.  Our breath is a gift and not to be wasted.

Now, take another breath.  What are you going to do with it?