This year I said I wanted to know God better through sacrifice, but I have been receiving blessings nonstop for the last four months. Praise Him for loving personally and being involved in the smallest of details in our lives.
Lately I’ve been continuously challenged, motivated, encouraged, and reminded to think deeply.
While today calls for my attention to finishing lots of tasks, I must remember what my ultimate task is: to passionately be obedient to Jesus Christ.
How can I know Him more than I did yesterday? What can I do to make Him known to others? Because life was never supposed to be about the weekend, or Facebook or tumblr, or iPhones and music and clubs and fashion. It was never supposed to be about suits and ties and nice cars, TV shows, or hairstyles.
Think about it for a moment. What have you made your life revolve around for the last month? Was it worth it to have given your time to all that you did? If not, join me in choosing the road less travelled and live a life worth living.
Only when life is lived for Christ do we truly live meaningfully.
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." John 10:10
I am very good at multi-tasking. But lately, I’ve noticed my aversion to silence. I haven’t read any books because I simply don’t like the quietness that it requires; I’d prefer to have Netflix on while grading for a class or putting together my mailing lists than sit down and read in silence.
Unfortunately, I have grown accustomed to noise and sound. With it constantly coming at me, it becomes worthless and loses all meaning. It’s sound just to have sound. There’s no enjoyment in it.
That’s where silence comes in, and where it becomes enjoyable. It’s an escape from the all noise. It always rest and relaxation, different from “watching TV” allows rest and relaxation. And after a good deal of silence, the noise no longer is noise. It’s music and it’s individual voices. And it’s meaningful.
One without the other is too much. So now, I’m intentional to spend some time today with silence.
Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."
"As the deer pants for streams of water,
So my soul pants for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?”
Oh, to hunger and thirst for the righteous God the way David did! To have my soul yearn the way David’s yearned! Then I would be filled. Then I would not hunger or thirst.
But as it is, there are many times I simply live with the words, “No, thank You, Lord. I do not need drink. No, thank You, Lord. I do not need food.” Yet I am starving and dehydrated and only my God can satisfy me!
Friends, we are in deep need of the Father, always. May we never forget, and may we long for His filling us up.