Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pondering

I often consider what my dad would say to me if I could talk to him now that he has seen Jesus face to face. Here's what I think he would say tonight:

  • HE IS WORTH IT! HE IS WORTH ALL YOU GOT. KEEP ON, Binker (dad's nickname for me).

  • You are not expecting big enough. He is so much more than I can attempt to explain in earthly words....Trust me, Holly, you need to dream bigger about what He will do through you and through the Church in your generation.

  • I know it is hard work, but Change The World. We (the generations of Christ followers before you) are cheering you guys on. This is YOUR time. Change the world. Bring them to Jesus.

  • By the way, we were worshipping around The Throne with you guys today, and that song your worship pastor sang...sick. Just sick. Tell him he's almost good enough to sing up here with us :).

  • Tell people who walk away from the Church that they are walking away from God's plan A for your world. There is no Plan B. And if they still choose to walk away, wipe the dust off your feet and move on...don't carry that rejection with you. They're rejecting God's plan, not yours. He is strong enough to carry that burden...YOU are not.

  • Remember to serve others...Always. "Jesus came to serve not to be served" (Matt. 20:28). Remember that. Keep serving others.

  • KNOW and LOVE HIM. More and more everyday, know and love Him.

  • Pray for more hunger, more passion, more fire, more boldness, more faith. You guys have a job (your generation of Christ-Followers) to do and you need to be equipped to do it. Stay on your knees.

  • I love you.

And as he walks away, I picture my dad turning back and saying, "Trust me, HE. IS. WORTH. IT. ...See you soon, Bink."

9 comments:

Faith said...

Such amazing things to think about. What a sweet post, Holly. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

May we live a life that is well pleasing to Him!

Darlene said...

this is a great, great post, friend.
thank you.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing post, Holly. I could barely get through reading it without tears streaming down my face. I, too, often wonder what my Mom would share with me now that she too has seen Jesus....somehow I think that her words to me would be the same your Dad would share with you. We must continue pushing through and make a difference, change the world, and most importantly, be on our knees. Thank you for sharing such an amazing post. I am so blessed to do life with you and your family, girl.

Love,
Esther

steph said...

Awesome post, Holly! Such a beautiful tribute to your Dad. I know he is smiling up in heaven as he watches you, Chris & the kids making such a Kingdom difference and having a huge impact on so many lives. Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany said...

Holly, I am sorry that you can't talk with your dad face to face. You do have an extraordinary gift in these memories. Many people live a lifetime with their fathers and never have a glimpse of what your father gave to you in his legacy.

Glowing 4 Him said...

Holly, I know that your dad is so blown away at how your running after Him. Yes, it's worth the early hours, late nights, and all the in between. We must go against the grain and against the flow....Doing everything that everyone else is NOT doing. Thanks for sharing :o)

Anonymous said...

Holly,
He's in heaven being your #1 cheerleader, with a smile from ear to ear! I can hear him saying"Thats my girl"....

Ileana said...

Wow, what an amazing post. I'm sitting here in Starbucks, and you're making me cry, girl!

I can tell you one thing for sure.. your dad is FOR SURE proud of you.

Anonymous said...

Holly, I know he's proud of you! I can hear him cheering for you. Dad loved people, all people, but no one made him happier than his children.
Mom