Wednesday, December 30, 2009

VULNERABLE

Every year our Pastor gives us a Phrase for a Goal for our Church.
2007 - "Not without Jesus"
2008 - "I want more"
2009 - "I'm Here for HIM"
This year it is "Contagious Joy"
Oh, I pray my JOY is contagious joy.

The Word the Lord gave me for myself in 2009 was UNITY.
It was an interesting word as the year progressed and while we, here in Coweta, have not seen the Unity among the Body of Christ that so many of us are praying and believing for we have seen some inroads.

Within our Church we are entering this New Year 2010 with Unity and that Joy. In my personal life I am so thankful for the Unity within our family. I see, and hear of so many families having so much tension and strife and I am blessed that our family has love, respect and true concern and caring one for another.


I don't particularly "like" the word The Lord has given me for 2010..... It is

VULNERABLE

adj. (Latin vulnus, a wound)- 1) That can be wounded, or injured. 2) open to, or liable to be hurt by, criticism or attack.


As humans we don't want to be vulnerable. We want to protect ourselves, to not take chances, to be safe and secure. Sometimes to even hide rather than to be vulnerable.

As we enter 2010 our Nation and our World are very vulnerable. As Mickey & I continue to press into the gifts and callings on our lives we need to be vulnerable for God to accomplish all He has in mind for and with us. We need to be vulnerable to reach out and help those around us who need help.


So I stationed armed guards at the most vulnerable places of the wall and assigned people by families with their swords, lances, and bows. After looking things over I stood up and spoke to the nobles, officials, and everyone else: "Don't be afraid of them. Put your minds on the Master, great and awesome, and then fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes." Nehemiah 4:13 The Message

Lord I will be vulnerable.

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13 comments:

Barbara said...

Yes vulnerable a good place to be. It builds with others.

Unity has been my heart cry for many, many years and I long to see it.

Initeresting to see your snow. Not what I imagined in Oklahoma.Good also to get a picture of your street.

Hope you are not goign to eat all those cookies and fudge all at once!! I am about to fly ov er!

Just Mom said...

Wow! Now that word, "vulnerable," is quite the challenge. You're right when you say that too often we hide instead of making ourselves vulnerable, especially when it comes to matters of faith.

You've given me a lot to think about. Thank you. :-D

Sweet Nothings said...

Wow. An awesome word from the Lord. To be called to make yourself vunerable. Maybe you and your sweet husbands are the couple who will teach our church how to withstand hurt and continue on in the body of Christ. If anyone can do it it is the two of you. I love you and am praying for your mission to be fulfilled.

Kathy said...

Susan, what a word the Lord has given you for this year. That word means so much. I see it like a sister to the word obedience. With obedience comes vulnerability. I know there's nothing more you want than to hear His voice, and obey. I will pray the Lord will give you grace for this year as He helps you walk out the word He's given you.

~Ginger said...

As I read your word for the year I couldn't help but think that you are vulnerable towards others. Your hearts are soft and tender towards those who are in need of the love of Christ and you are his hands and heart in this hurting world.

This is a perfect word for you!

Sharon said...

What a great and inspirational post you did today.
I truly want to be vulnerable to God in the new year.
Thanks for sharing and may you and yours have a blessed 2010

Sandra said...

Susan, I've already watched you and Mickey walk out this word from the Lord as you took in a man this past year and helped him and his wife to reunite. As Mickey started a feeding program that took a different turn. As you helped with the clothes closet. As you donated your piano. As you both danced before the Lord in front of the church. Now that was being vulnerable. And as Kelly has said, I can see the two of you teaching a class and the door may already be opening.

Anonymous said...

Susan & Mickey, I just would like to say that you are vulnerable every day, every hour, every momment in this world in which we live. I think you two are embarking on being more vulernable as you harken closer to the masters voice. You stand out like a sore thumb now in our sinful, snaring, satan driven world..OH YES THE LORD IS STILL IN COMMAND. But this is Satan's domain till the LORDS return. I AM CONFIDENT AT YOU AND MICKEY WILL BE FOUND STEADFAST IN HIS WORD AND WORKS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU IN KEEPING YOU THERE THRU THE PRAYERS OF THE BLOG FAMILY, AND THE REAL FAMILY, AND THE FAMILY OF FRIENDS AND BELIVERS ALL OF WHOM KEEP OUR WORLD UPRIGHT. LUV U DON

retha said...

I do not have anything to say.
Maybe only the obvious you already know, in obedience is completeness even protection.

Kansas Bob said...

I think that you got one of the best words in the English language Susan. I sometimes think that we can only connect with other people when we drop our guards and get to know each other in a very personal way. I think it is what we as believers are called to do as we interact and connect with unbelievers.

Happy New Year! Hope 2010 is a filled with wonderful vulnerable moments for you and Mickey!

Blessings, Bob

Brenda said...

I like this Susan. I see it as total surrender to the Lord.

Debra said...

I would like to second what Bob said! Happy and blessed new year Susan!

Tiffany said...

You are such an inspiration to me! I know I've said that before, but, you have been my Titus 2 woman here in bloggyland! I look forward to see how you embrace what the Lord has for you. ~Blessings! :)