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Who did you kill….

October 7, 2011

Tears in my eyes when I click on today’s word….

Ordinary.


When you live the ordinary life you kill children and women.

You kill them.

You do.

Tucked away in ordinary homes and ordinary lives you kill thousands.

In ordinary homes lining ordinary streets you allow the orphans to grow up with no hope of home.

Orphans begin as abandoned children …. They become orphans when ordinary people don’t come for them.

In the ordinary life you walk  by starving  babies you turn your head to the woman chained in slavery.

These women and children are  NOT suffering because of the evil…. but because the ordinary people ignore and think someone else will handle it….someone  “more led”.

As if someone needs “to be led” to stop violence.


In the ordinary life ,this “receiving from God” is too complicated to figure out,

better left to someone more “gifted”.

 As if we all weren’t gifted grace….

and that is enough to make us set out to do anything…ANYTHING.

How many more chairs in church must we all warm until we are qualified to stop living the ordinary?

How many more sermons must we hear so we can get up and live Extraordinary lives?

Everyone says that Jesus used the ordinary…

but that was their last day as ordinary….He called them out of ordinary

He has called us out of the ordinary.
If you are still in the ordinary…didn’t you hear Him call?

If there was a book written about the Spiritual Stories of our time….would we burn with embarrassment when we read the ordinary life we led?

Feeling very reminicent of this post on Ann Voskamp and Lady Gaga.

Linking up with :

Feeling very much too big for my skin right now. Wanting to break free ….I never want to be ordinary.~T

16 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2011 11:17 am

    Thank you for your raw and honest look at this word. How often do I use “ordindary” as a crutch to do less than that to which I have been called?

    • October 7, 2011 11:22 am

      The fact that you know you have a calling is a move in the right direction..
      build on that.
      I love you awareness!!!
      T

  2. October 7, 2011 11:28 am

    That was awesome! I couldn’t agree more… the lord desires for us to step up and be the solutions, no matter how “ordinary” or “unqualified” we may think we are. One of my favorite quotes is this:

    “The Lord does not ask about my abilility, nor my inability, but only about my availability. And if I prove my dependability… the lord will take care of my capabilities.”

    I think if this qoute every time the lord calls me to do something. I remember, that a 17 year old peasant girl, Joan of Arc, did something that men of noble positions and stature failed to do for over 100 years prior – she freed France from British opression. (you can read about Joan of Arc here if you want to: http://corinesmiles.blogspot.com/2011/09/leadership-joan-of-arc.html

    Thanks a ton for reminding me of this! 😀
    Corine 😀

    • October 7, 2011 11:33 am

      Its ALL about the willingness….none of us are very good at even the things we think we are amazing at (in comparison to God)…
      so it all comes down to being WILLING!!!
      does it surprise anyone that a young girl is stronger then a bunch of men with bloated wallets and full pastures?
      Heres to more of the willing coming forward!!!
      T

  3. October 7, 2011 11:29 am

    Yes! I am leaping from within for the joy this truth brings! I love risk taking when it is done for Jesus! It is the abundant life and one worth ‘giving’

  4. October 7, 2011 11:32 am

    That was awesome! I couldn’t agree more… the lord desires for us to step up and be the solutions, no matter how “ordinary” or “unqualified” we may think we are. One of my favorite quotes is this:

    “The Lord does not ask about my abilility, nor my inability, but only about my availability. And if I prove my dependability… the lord will take care of my capabilities.”

    I think if this qoute every time the lord calls me to do something. I remember, that a 17 year old peasant girl, Joan of Arc, did something that men of noble positions and stature failed to do for over 100 years prior – she freed France from British opression. (you can read about Joan of Arc here if you want to: http://corinesmiles.blogspot.com/2011/09/leadership-joan-of-arc.html – And I am reminded that she is as ordinary as I am. And that we are all what we choose to be by the everyday choices we make and the degree of righteousness and faith in God that we choose to live by.

    Thanks a ton for reminding me of this! With God, nothing is impossible, even for the ordinary… 🙂
    Corine

  5. October 7, 2011 1:23 pm

    exactly…… from an ordinary kind of girl….. changed by grace.

  6. October 7, 2011 3:18 pm

    You broke my heart with this piece—in a beautiful, needed way. Thank you.

    • October 7, 2011 3:28 pm

      well …. I hope it inspires the beauty which is obvious in your heart.
      We need more of that in this world.
      T

  7. October 7, 2011 10:06 pm

    chills. seriously.
    powerful words today, especially considering the prompt was “ordinary.”

  8. October 7, 2011 11:58 pm

    T…we seem to land as neighbors lately…powerful…challenging post…especially this line…
    Everyone says that Jesus used the ordinary…but that was their last day as ordinary….He called them out of ordinary…
    Blessings…..

  9. beck permalink
    October 8, 2011 8:56 am

    this post turned ordinary into extraordinary!

  10. October 8, 2011 1:37 pm

    Thanks for swinging by and saying hello. Your post is raw and honest, I like that.

  11. momma permalink
    October 10, 2011 11:51 am

    yehaa..that is it..you nailed it. the church of america wants everyone to be the nice “don’t rock the boat” people..but the plain truth is “ordinary”… some day will be our last day to be something .. something that will be out of the ordinary.. as the book of matthew 25…God will separate people into two groups..sheep and goats…those that saw people in need and did not take care of them won’t be called ordinary anymore they will be those that are called goats. and you can read the chapter incase you aren’t sure what happens to them.

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