Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Bono said it all

He's always been my favorite Rock Star. His voice is one of a kind as well as His message. I remember the first time I saw him, I was nine years old and obsessed with MTV. It was an all day affair with some of the greatest musicians in the world. It was Live Aid and it was the day I realized how much I loved Bono. Is there anyone better than Bono? NO.

Tonight as I read his speech that he gave at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, I realized that the the change that is going on inside of me is world wide. The world is in need of a touch and God can bring that touch through me and any other person who is willing to touch the afflicted. For Bono his mission is Africa, for me it's leaving my comfort zone behind and sharing my Jesus. It's spending time with those that may try to suck the life out of me. It's loving the ones that are hard to love. It's praying for those that can't seem to get it. It's taking a chance and asking, "Sister, do you know Jesus?" I may offend, I may make others uncomfortable. I am also uncomfortable with the change going on inside of me. But one thing I know I will never regret is following my Savior. The purging going on inside of me is difficult, I am having to remove so many obstacles. But, I can't go back to who I was. Something has happened in my life and I will never be the same again, I just can't. All of the things I have been equipped to do, I no longer desire. It's time to take a step into a different world. It's time to make a difference, God is watching what I do.

Bono's speech is exactly what has been in my heart and it communicates everything I was trying to communicate earlier. http://www.data.org/archives/000774.php This is well worth your time to sit and read. Bono says it all! And watch out, he will step on your toes pretty hard. I know he did mine.

"Moving people of all kinds to work with others they had never met, never would have cared to meet… Conservative church groups hanging out with spokesmen for the gay community, all singing off the same hymn sheet on AIDS… Soccer moms and quarterbacks… hip-hop stars and country stars… This is what happens when God gets on the move: crazy stuff happens!"

1 comment:

Karen said...

You know, it's funny. Someone just asked me today if I had ever been to Africa. I answered no but I would like to on a mission trip. Why would God send ME to Africa when I struggle with proclaiming Jesus in my own country, my own neighborhood? I am not saying that I am ashamed or that I deny Him. I simply am saying that I do not witness enough. I want that to change. I want to boldly proclaim and profess who Jesus is. James and I have adopted 4 or 5 different children in India and we support them. But they are there -- we are here. We just send money to Mission of Mercy but they already have Jesus. It's easy to send money and say "We support Missions". Wow! God is changing me and I don't even know quite how much. I hope when He is finished with me I will be a soul winner. Mom