Monday, August 17, 2009

Life Lessons from Veggie Tales

"I am a promise
I am a possibility
I am a promise, with a capital “P”
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learnin’ to hear God’s voice
And I am tryin’ to make the right choice
I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be."

This evening I was really struck by this song while putting Haylie to bed. Sometimes I get dismayed in life that I am not really fulfilling the purpose He has for me. I truly desire to seek and follow, to do His will to the fullest extent of my being, but I get SO frustrated with myself when I get caught up in the world. I hear and see myself on replay sometimes and it makes my heart ache at the things I did and said (as Jennifer Knapp says - "every morning I have a chance to rise and give my all, but every afternoon I find I have only wasted time in light of your awe").

Well, tonight in the midst of my pity party I felt the grace He offers and to be honest it brought tears to my eyes. I am a promise! I am learning to hear God's voice and I am trying to make the right choice! I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be. I was so grateful for the reminder from the Word of God: "He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it!" Phil 1:6

You can listen to the song here if you want to hear it for yourself - I really like the way Junior Asparagus sings it :)


~april said...

man, i hear you on this one sandy. each sunday i sit in church and i think of something i said or did, even earlier that day, that i regret. then as soon as i step out in the world, i am at it again. i sometimes disgust myself. but, as you wrote, "I am learning to hear God's voice and I am trying to make the right choice!" aren't we all? thanks for the reminder and letting me know i am not alone in my struggle to be all i can be for God. i love you!

Casey or Chris said...

Hi Sandy - my name is Casey and I am Sarah's cousin (by marriage). I have followed your blog for awhile and have often wanted to comment on a post, but didn't want to freak you out that a complete stranger was following your blog! I just had to speak on this one, though, because you spoke my heart exactly too. Also, just the other day my daughter and I were listening to a Veggie Tales CD and one of the songs on it really touched me and brought tears to my eyes! I guess Veggie Tales really is good for the whole family! Kids tend to make things much more simple than us adults. Love your blog! Take care, Casey

The Runner Bunch said...

Thanks Casey!!! You are so sweet! I really appreciate the nice comments - you made my day! :) And April - love you too - I miss hanging out!! :)

Kirk and Abbey said...

Aw, Sandy, you are so very gifted and when I look at your life (and your blog) I only see evidence of a life that God has blessed. I have no doubt that you are exactly where God wants you to be -- seeking him wherever you are. Although we all have our ups and downs in obedience, it is only a heart that seeks God that is even sensitive to this. Thanks for you honesty, beautiful friend!