Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Break my heart for what breaks yours...
I have a passion for people.
I love people.
I am a "helper".
I like to help people.
I hate to see people hurting, suffering, or struggling.
It's who I am.
It's how I am wired.
Have you ever heard the song "Hosanna" by Hillsong?
There is a line in there...rather several that absolutely grab me.
Every time I hear them I want to raise my hands and sing.
And I DO NOT raise my hands and sing.
I wish I did.
I have always wanted to be one of those people.
But I'm not.
Instead I am a helper.
Who doesn't raise her hands.
Anyway, the lines of the song are....
Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me
Break my heart from what breaks yours
Everything I am for your kingdoms cause
And every time I hear it I want to pray this prayer...
Open up my eyes God to the world and all it's suffering.
Help me to see outside my comfortable bubble.
Show me how to love with the same inconceivable love that you have for me.
Break my heart for what breaks yours.
Help me to see those hurting the same way you see them.
Don't ever take the compassion from me.
Make sure that everything I do I do for the glory of you.
And make sure that every person that I touch feels your love.
And so I pray...Lord guide me, lead me, teach me, show me how I can continue to be a helper.
For Your kingdom.
It's not always easy being a helper.
People don't always want to help you be a helper.
But I can't let that get me down.
Because I am a helper.
It's who I am.
And hopefully who I will always be.
And even if I just touch one life...
I will be glad to know I made a difference for that one person.
And I hope they'll know that I did it in love.
Because HE loves me.
And how can I ever repay that?
I can't. He doesn't want me to.
But it is how He made me.
And so I will continue to help.
Because it's what I do.