Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Worth Repeating

This past weekend I attended the ReNEWed Life Women's Event, and was also blessed to be part of the leadership team. It was a privilege and a joy for many reasons, but honestly it involved some work and responsibility. There are so many things I could say and perhaps in time I will, but now...2 A.M. in the morning now, God has this message on my heart...

Lisa Whittle shared the following statement with us,

"Jesus gave His life for you...why not give yours to Him?"

I jotted those words down knowing God would bring them up again. And He has.

You see much has been going thru my mind since Saturday...my own thoughts, reactions others have shared and comments I have read. Good stuff, but God is challenging me. And I pray He will challenge you as well.

People were stirred at this event, which is a good thing. They were reminded of a God they love and better yet of a God, the God, who loves them. This stirring takes us to a place where we want to do something and that's good, but sometimes in the doing I forget about the being...how about you?

And during these moments of memory loss, I can focus on this one big thing (like God compartmentalizes the work we do for Him...that is such a human trait) that I fail at being who He made me to be. And friend, that leads to trouble.

God isn't asking me to write a book, He doesn't necessarily want you to start a ministry or need you to accomplish a certain task...He wants your L-I-F-E in exchange for the one His Son laid down. Give that to Him, all of it, and He just might write a book with your name on the cover or start a ministry and put you in leadership. These things we do aren't the important piece of the puzzle, but the reason we do them is.

We serve a God who wrote the only book that really matters and are disciples of Jesus, the One who's ministry is the greatest there will ever be.

Honestly nothing I do will compare to that, so I'm choosing to give my life to Him...day after day, moment after moment trusting He will do with it what He wants, knowing He has plans far better than mine and believing He will equip me to complete them.

So what do you think? Have you been giving God your life or simply the things you do? There is a difference...I encourage you to think about it today.


I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live,
but Christ lives in me.
The life I now live in the body,
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me.
Gal. 2:20


3 comments:

  1. I knew you would have something good to post after the event! :) First of all, because He is always speaking powerful truth and encouragement and wisdom and direction. And second of all, I know you are someone who keeps her ears and eyes open to hear and see Him.

    Oh, how easy it is to compartmentalize. What a great reminder here to give Him ALL of our lives. I am seeing more and more how every single day, every single moment of my life is about trust and surrender. Trust and surrender.

    So glad we can trust the One we are surrendering to. Oh, and how true, true, true that He has already written the one book that truly matters! Such a great reminder. If He lets you or me write another one that points to that one? Great. If not, He has other perfect, just right for each of us plans. I love Him so.

    Love you bunches!
    K

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    1. Kimberly, great to hear from you! Wonderful to join you in this journey...let's keep giving Him our ALL! Love, Jill

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  2. Funny, that's not one of the things I wrote down. Thanks for the reminder. And I appreciate the way you expounded on it. He doesn't want our sacrifices, He wants us...all of us, to make us whole. :)

    Good post! I esp like the challenge at the end. Making me think (again), right now.

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