Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Positively Alive!

On Sunday, October 30th, 33 year old Pastor Kyle Lake of University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas was electrocuted while performing a baptism. Below is an excerpt of his last talk. The new David Crowder CD begins with this quote: "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die". Kyle Lake was very involved with that project. I found his words very profound and personally challenging. Pursue a sincere and vibrant faith.

"Live. And Live Well. BREATHE. Breathe in and Breathe deeply. Be PRESENT. Do not be past. Do not be future. Be now. On a crystal clear, breezy 70 degree day, roll down the windows and FEEL the wind against your skin. Feel the warmth of the sun.
If you run, then allow those first few breaths on a cool Autumn day to FREEZE your lungs and do not just be alarmed, be ALIVE. Get knee-deep in a novel and LOSE track of time.
If you bike, pedal HARD... and if you crash then crash well.
Feel the SATISFACTION of a job well done-a paper well-written, a project thoroughly completed, a play well-performed. If you must wipe the snot from your 3-year old's nose, don't be disgusted if the Kleenex didn't catch it all... because soon he'll be wiping his own.
If you've recently experienced loss, then GRIEVE. And Grieve well. At the table with friends and family, LAUGH. If you're eating and laughing at the same time, then might as well laugh until you puke. And if you eat, then SMELL. The aromas are not impediments to your day. Steak on the grill, coffee beans freshly ground, cookies in the oven.
And TASTE. Taste every ounce of flavor. Taste every ounce of friendship. Taste every ounce of Life. Because-it-is-most-definitely-a-Gift."

I came that they (you) may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). (John 10:10 AMP)


Blogger Paul Seburn said...

Go hard and go long! good word.

12:49 PM  

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