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The purpose of this blog is to encourage your personal, daily walk with Jesus Christ, by seeing Him through the eyes of Mark Rodriguez. Updates will be made regularly so please subscribe. Most posts are taken from Mark's private journals or written by his mother unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Start Doing


Dear Lord, 

Open my eyes.  Give me an understanding of your grace, your love, your sacrifice.  Remind me of the many blessings around me that I don't deserve.  

I long to be filled with such joy that I proclaim your glory from the rooftops.  To be so amazed by your glory and creation that I run from door to door, begging people to open their eyes so that they can too share in the joy that drives me crazy.  I want to go crazy for you, Lord.  I want to take risks and chances that others may see as wildly absurd.  I want to DO things, to stop planning and analyzing and worrying and start doing.  Too often I convince myself out of doing something because it might not work out.  It's time to start doing those things because even if they don't work out I'll fall back into your arms with no harm done. 

Drive me, control me, amaze me.


James 2:14a, 17 "What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?...So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."