the word “worship” comes from the old English word weorthscipe, which is a combined words of weorth (worthy) and scipe (-ship), which signifies attributing worth, respect to someone (God)
1. You’re not anti-social, you’re selectively social.
2. At any given point, you have one (maybe two) best friends who are your entire life. You’re not a “group of friends” person. You can’t keep up with all that.
3. Social gatherings that are supposed to be “rites of passage” like prom and dances and other such typical nonsense is just… not for you. You don’t understand it. You want nothing to do with it.
4. When you do choose to grace a party with your presence, you are the life of it. You’re dancing on the table and doing body shots until 3 a.m.
5. … You then retreat into three days of complete solitude to recover.
6. You go out of your way to avoid people, but when you inevitably have to interact with them, you make it seem like there’s nothing in the world you’d rather be doing.
7. Dating is weird, because you’re smiling and laughing and talkative at dinner, and then you don’t want to answer their texts for four days, because like, you just want to be left alone…
8. You’re accused of being flirty with everybody, which is hilarious, because in reality, you can only tolerate like four people.
9. You retain an air of mysteriousness about you, completely unintentionally. (There’s no mystery. You just feel no need to update the social sphere on what’s going on in your life every two hours.)
10. Not to mention the fact that you either have days in which you’re tweeting and status updating every five minutes… or you delete your accounts for a month.
11. You become unintentionally awkward because you at once feel the need to be a social life jacket for other people, though you’re just as uncomfortable yourself.
12. You’ve never really understood the whole “introvert vs. extrovert” dichotomy (can we call it that?) Because you’re… both…
13. You’re always run through the ringer because people think you’re best suited to be the one who gives the presentation, confronts the boss, gives the speech, etc. Meanwhile, you’re practically throwing up over the thought of it.
14. You ebb and flow between wanting to be noticed for your hard work, reveling in the attention and achievement you receive, to sinking and panicking over the thought of somebody else paying more than 30 seconds of attention to you.
15. The entirety of your being is a conundrum, so needless to say, indecisiveness is your Achilles’ Heel.
16. You’re at your happiest in places like coffee shops and cafés: surrounded by people, but still closed off and keeping to yourself.
17. You prefer to travel alone, but meet up with people once you’re there, on your own terms and at your own speed.
18. It’s taken you years to figure out that you’re different than many introverts you know. Literal years.
19. While we were chastised as children for daydreaming, we do so deliberately as adults, as our inner lives are rich, fertile, and sustain us.
Pray in sorrow, pray in anger, pray in joy; pray, pray, pray.
Pray until Heaven responds, and the Earth is restored to holiness; Pray until Christ wipes away our tears, and puts to death sin once and for all.
10/20-10/28 Breakthrough Conference (Tokyo/Fukuoka/Oita)
Going to Japan for the second time this year. First time, was in May with my Joyful City fam leaders. Went to serve in the Shalom House of Prayer and pray at Mt Fuji for NK.
This October, I will be going with a much smaller group. Going with my Joyful Church fam. PDavid, Rebecca, Clay & JongHyun; our head pastor and worship leaders. I feel so blessed and humbled with what God has in plan for me. There is no reason why I should go, but God has been opening doors for me to go into the nations and see His glory close-at-hand. I don’t speak Korean well, but the leaders have been so gracious and patient with me and they are standing alongside me to watch me grow.
It all started with Singapore and I believe that, that is just the beginning. God knows the desires of my heart and He loves to please and shower me with his gifts. Continually being humbled and growing in Him, I am excited and eager with the story that God has written of my life.
My life is not mundane.
When you are in love, you learn to love the things that you once never cared about because the person you love cares about them. This is why Christ told us that the greatest commandment was to love the Lord your God; when we love God we love others, we love the orphans and the widows. We love the world even when it hates us, we desire to see people healed and love restored.
You want to change the world? Then you need to start loving God in such a way that your entire world changes. That is the beauty of transformational love; it doesn’t just affect you, it affects all those around you.