My Pastor recently wrote about things that inspire him and how they have changed over the years. I read it thought it was nice and moved on…or so I thought…

My subconscious must have taken up the string of thought and began to work out the things that inspire me and how my life has been changed and affected by them. The past couple of days, the information gathered has slowly made its way back to the forefront of my mind.

So here are things that move and inspire me….not a completely comprehensive list…but a start.
….. Seeing anyone come to Christ and their world turned upside down uncontrollably by the gospel.
…. Realizing that my Savior did not just die for the middle class white republican man, he died for the poverty stricken and the wealthy, the derelict that society gives up on, just as much as he died for the Mother Teresas and Billy Grahams of the world. What HOPE!
…. A song that “makes my DNA remember Eden and my Heart long for HOME.”
….The pure laughter of good friends…the kind that makes your stomach hurt for hours afterwards!
….Those that love their God so much that they are willing to sacrifice their lives, the comforts of the suburbs and time away from their family to serve Him.
….Those that love their nation so much that they are willing to sacrifice their lives and time away from their family to serve it.
….Church leadership that preach the gospel not traditional moral retoric, and who live out what they preach. Who are willing to go and sacrifice time away from those they love to further the message of the Father they Love!
….Friends that are aware of the sinful depravity of my soul and make the choice to love me anyway.
….The purity of a child’s laughter
….Beauty that can be captured within a viewfinder.
….The face of an African baby
….a cool, quiet morning on the patio with a rich cup of coffee
….a full moon
….the roar of the ocean
….that moment just before dawn when the birds first wake up and start to stir

What stirs your affections for Him?