Thursday, January 26, 2012

I Refuse




I had a completely different post written for today and then I got to thinking about my trip to Ethiopia that is coming up soon. 

Yes, it has been a bit consuming lately.  Planning for it. Thinking about it.  Soon packing for it.

How it will impact me personally?  How it will impact our family while I am away?  When I return?  How it will impact me spiritually?  How will it impact those I am going over to help and love? 

I don't know the answers but if there is one thing I am certain of is it WILL.  I have talked to others who have gone over there and seen things that should't be seen and they are forever changed.  They are forever changed but in a positive way. 

I am hoping.  I am praying.  I don't want to say another empty prayer and be someone who just doesn't seem to care.  I refuse.



I Refuse by Josh Wilson

Sometimes I
I just want to close my eyes
And act like everyone's alright
When I know they're not

This world needs God
But it's easier to stand and watch
I could say a prayer and just move on
Like nothing's wrong

But I refuse
'Cause I don't want to live like I don't care
I don't want to say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse

To sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse

I can hear the least of these
Crying out so desperately
And I know we are the hands and feet
Of You, oh God

So, if You say move
It's time for me to follow through
And do what I was made to do
Show them who You are
'Cause I don't want to live like I don't care
I don't want to say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse

To sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse

To stand and watch the weary and lost
Cry out for help
I refuse to turn my back
And try and act like all is well

I refuse to stay unchanged
To wait another day, to die to myself
I refuse to make one more excuse

'Cause I don't want to live like I don't care
I don't want to say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse

To sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse

I refuse
I refuse


We went to Josh Wilsons concert a few months ago when he was on tour with Steven Curtis Chapman The Song & Stories Tour.  It was AHHH Mazing!  Steven Curtis Chapman, Andrew Peterson and Josh Wilson were often at times on stage at the same time, sharing the spotlight, sharing the stories behind the songs they were singing. 

One of the best concerts I have been to, truly.



What do you REFUSE to do?

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