Tuesday, February 8, 2011

not about running...but tutus and praises

When we've been there ten thousand years...bright shining as the sun. We've no less days to sing Your praise than when we first begun.

This has always been my favorite verse of Amazing Grace. Think about it...ten thousand years of singing God's praise, and we won't even be close to scratching the surface of our praise to Him! It makes me wonder what I'm doing right now to add to the praise of eternity. I don't want to waste the time I have here when I could be singing His praises in my everyday life - showing people His love and grace. I want to be intentional about this. Real about my walk with Christ.

I wore a tutu today to the Zumba class I'm in at work. I wasn't going to, but I decided that I would at the last minute. Let me tell you, this little pink tutu gave me so much confidence for some reason. I was able to shake my hips and dance right along with everyone else without worrying about what I looked like. Okay, so maybe I still worried some, but it was so silly to me. Why would a tutu make me feel any better? I looked like a complete nutcase, but I had so much fun. (I'll be wearing it next week as well. ;)

Why did I randomly start talking about my tutu? I want that same confidence in my praise to God. I want to be able to speak His name to people at work and around me. Not that I don't do this when the opportunity comes - but I want to be more intentional and not accidental in singing His praise to others.

My tutu gave me great confidence in Zumba. Christ is my strength and His love and desire for me are my confidence. But just like having to decide to wear my tutu...I have to decide to do something with this confidence.


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