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doing the business

I usually only throw stuff on this blog site that messes with my heart.  The following text message I received earlier today is no exception:

“Right now I’m watching a lady on Hospice care.  She only speaks Spanish but she looks just like MA (previous lady she took care of -MDP-) did.  She’s at the stage where she’s not eating or drinking much anymore.  I held her hand and prayed for her…mostly for peace.  She looked up into my eyes and gripped my hands as I prayed. Then she settled down and fell asleep.  I love my job!”

This is probably very embarrassing to Traday, that I’ve fronted her out like this, but this is the business of the Kingdom, which is rarely flashy.  But, it is the conviction to bring life and hope where death, decay and hopelessness exist.  Getting on with the family business even though it cost me personally.  Making the choices for the greatest, even though it may not “feel” good right at this very moment.  I think sometimes that we are too in our head, too many dreams, and too many whimsical expansions of what works for me and my calling, instead of the courageous fortitude that just does what has to be done.  Jesus came to the fishermen while they were fishing.  He came to the adulteress while she was working.  Matthew was doing his thang when Jesus called him to the business.  Not too much navel gazing when the King was walking the planet.  Other than the Baptist, no one was waiting around for another word or for the specifics and safeguards for their future; and even at that, John had put hands to what he knew he had to do.  Of course we want the mountaintop and lots of clarity, but that is no guarantee of having an express lane to the front of the line.  Of approximately 3 million people who crossed the Red Sea, saw signs and wonders, lived in a miraculous charged atmosphere, only 2 guys entered into promised destiny!  Of course we want the dream, but what are we being faithful with today?  I think the test is serious whether it is little or much.

-MDP-

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  1. tammy
    October 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I love reading your posts Mike…thank you for taking the time to let it mess with your heart!

  2. Kayla
    October 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Great word Mike! A word we all need to hear. Thank you for always echoing what the Father is saying. Glad to be in this family business with ya! Love ya!

  3. MARISOL Doyle
    October 22, 2010 at 2:53 am

    I love your job also Mike…and I know is mine as well…I’m call to share Jesus…abundant life in Him, His everlasting hope we all desperately needs it, His unconditional love we all s tarve for, His light that disperses what we hate…

    Miss u! visiting on skipe with Leo and Patti…by God’s grace we are moving along holding tight to our LIFE SAVIOR! xo to Patti as well.

    Know that you both and WR are in my prayers…so blessed by it!

    • Carol Pitts
      October 22, 2010 at 6:18 am

      Amazing words my friend, I love that HE allows us to be surrounded by amazing people like Traday and You!!

      Love ya!!

  4. October 22, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Oh, that Traday.. Always holding me accountable just by being herself. love the post, and love you!

  5. October 22, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Great post man, it makes me wake up a bit that’s fo sho

  6. Janina
    October 23, 2010 at 6:32 am

    good word, mike. thank you for always keeping it simple – and reminding me it’s simple faith Jesus requires.

  7. October 23, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    woah. i need, needed and will continue to need these words. thanks! it’s always good seeing you!

  8. Ashley Musick
    October 25, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Great word… and great person. Love that Traday.

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