“Yes!” gives God the power to do the extraordinary in our lives.
Yet, Mary said yes.
George Mueller was a champion for the orphans of Bristol. He never gave up when the going got tough. He never chose to take the easy road. Instead, he pressed in and pressed on toward the finish line…trusting in the promise that God does indeed work out all things to the good of those who love Him.
My life is not my own. I was bought with a price. I am a servant of the risen King–set apart to do His will, not mine. My life is all about being His hands and feet on the earth today. It’s about going where He sends me and doing the things He calls me to do. The day I chose to become a bondservant (one who follows God to complete disregard of their own will, emotions, desire) of the Lord Jesus Christ, I lost control of my life so that He could gain full control of all that I am.
I am such a huge work in progress.
You know what I long for? I long to have the kind of faith which says yes instantly when I hear Him call my name. I long for the kind of faith that says “Yes, God” before I have even considered the outcome. Because really, the outcome is not my concern, but His. I long to be able to spring into action when He whispers in my ears to be His hands and feet in any given situation…knowing that I know that He WILL enable me to fulfill the calling on my life. And should I fail–He will catch me when I fall.
But I also long, with all my heart, to know and understand what it means to give my life away for the sake of someone else. I want to do the tough things, think less about my own needs and wants, know what it means to sacrifice my time and my energy (and money) for one of God’s beloved children, and to be His servant in a world where people are so desperate, so hurting.
To live sacrificially.
To be a YES person.
To always remember that my life is but a vapor–fleeting.
To live with purpose.
To give…and give some more.
To remind myself every day that IT IS NOT ABOUT ME!
To give my life away without hesitation.
That’s what I long for!
Failing, getting it right, stumbling, falling, getting back up again, seeking….I am learning daily.
“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Gal 2:20