But ever since I heard this song toward the end of 2008, I knew it would be my song, my prayer, for 2009 or maybe longer. It speaks volumes to me every time I hear it. I have spent so much of my life living for me. In general, I am completely oblivious to the world around me. I don't see those people right outside my comfort zone of close friends, immediate family and work relationships. (It's partly in my nature to be unable to focus on more than, I don't know, 1 thing at a time. Ugh!)
And there are so many more people. Right here, right now.
I want to be different. I want to be different for Jesus and because of Jesus. I want to see who He sees and how He sees them. And then I want to do what He does. Care for them. Love them where they are. Serve them.
Here's my prayer. Here's to 2009.
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