Tuesday, August 25, 2009

come-to-jesus moment...

Ok, so I'm not sure I'm using the expression correctly, but a friend of mine says, I had a come-to-Jesus moment with my kids. I guess it's kinda when you're all stressed out and about to beat your child to a pulp and the only thing that prevents that is having a sublime moment of intervention. I think it's hilarious and now I'm always saying it all the time in reference to a wit's-end moment.

Last week I had a come-to-Jesus moment when I was at my wit's end (if it indeed has an end). It's like I proverbially vomited my problems out to the Lord at His feet and in some weird paranormal experience, it was appreciated. As much as I try not to, I walk around like the mythological Atlas with the weight of the world on my shoulders. Decisions to be made, deadlines to be kept, budgets to keep; it's a daunting task and one that was never asked to complete. Matthew 11:29-30, Jesus tells us to take His yoke for it is easy and His burden is light. When I lay down my burdens through talking to the Lord, I get to trade it in for something easy and light. Amazing trade off!

Blind Bartinaeus was a non-entity of society who loudly vocalized his belief in Jesus. He yelled out to the Lord to heal him, which was an odd request because obviously Jesus knew he was blind. But things got a little bit more ridiculous when Jesus asked Bartimaeus what he wanted. Really?! He was blind--was he going to ask for world peace? No. Yet Jesus patiently asked him so he could vocalize his need. In the middle of my come-to-Jesus moment, I realized that God knew my needs, but I need to vocalize them. It's so easy for me to call out like Bartimaeus my belief, but what about my needs? I equally need to yell above the masses, to push past the disciples, and ask the Lord to heal me from my spiritual blindness.

In your next come-to-Jesus moment, take the weight of the world off your back, realize that He cares, and allow him to hear your requests.

15 comments:

Cindy A. said...

Bi, you are a blessing. I had a (not-so-great) come-to-Jesus moment yesterday. I was verbally assaulted by a coworker, was backed into a corner in my cubicle, and there was NO ONE around to hear me out. After my ordeal, I documented everything, called human resources, and called my boss who had the day off. My heart was racing, my mind was thinking not-so-Christian thoughts and I felt awful. About an hour after, God's word touched my heart: A soft hand turns away wrath.

I thought I'd come back to work angry and full of resentment (my boss has yet to do anything) but I'm not. I'm a little edgy, but I know that all I do I'm supposed to do unto Him, for His glory, so here I am at work, reading your blog during my break. :) I know I don't have a handle on my problems, but I'm sure glad I know the One who can!

Annie said...

I can't tell you how many times I feel like I just need to shut up about my needs. Like you said, God already knows them -- why do I need to tell Him again? But hearing (reading) that He also knows that I need to vocalize them .. well, that does it for me. Just reading THOSE WORDS lifted all kinds of stuff off my shoulders. I mean, if I can't go all slobbery and needy to my Daddy, then who else can I turn to?

Thank you again for light inside the tunnel to Wonderland!

Diandra Ann said...

another awesome post b! And as always... At just the right time...

Mommaloo said...

OK, now I'm gonna show you how "southern" i really am...If it isn't referred to as a "Come To Jesus" meeting, I have been known to call it "How the cow ate the cabbage" meeting...I know, so sad.

I definately think I need one of these over everything going on right now. Thank you for this blog, you always give me wonderful things to think about.

Kate said...

love this...this is so true! we all have these moments when we need to pause, and focus. focus on Christ. have a great day my friend!

Steph! said...

So good to be reminded that He cares!

..:*Ch*a*Ll*A:.. said...

True T mamma! hahah. =]

I'm just about learning or accepting the fact. =]

I can be dense or stubborn...or maybe just both ;]

see ya!

Quirky Christa said...

Amen Sista!

Melinda said...

Lay it down!!

Anonymous said...

Well a come to Jesus moment is when you need to have a serious talk with someone about an issue that is life altering... a come to Jesus moment.

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!

Me & my living room floor is ready for you & Di... :)

I LOVE YOU!

-j

Anonymous said...

Bianca-
Thank you for the reminder. I've experienced this before; just "telling Jesus everything" moment. Amazing thing is, I felt so bad and yet I felt the Lord lift the burden. I felt like he understood, as if he wanted me to 'talk' to him about it. So glad 'we can tell Jesus all about it'!

Anonymous said...

And what did I do last night???? I cried our my burdens to our Lord who cares for us. THANK you for the reminder. It's the little simple things that make a big difference.

~Maria

Bianca said...

Yes!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who needs to do this :) Whew, y'all make me feel normal.

Well, except Mommaloo... you had me rolling! Cabbage? Cows? You Texans are funny :)

Mommaloo said...

just doin' my part :)

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