Life is too short to do anything but the Lord's work.
But we so frequently take the time He has blessed us with and the possessions He has blessed us with and use those things against Him, or in place of Him.
We made commitments when we became Christians. A serious, real promise to be a servant to our awesome God.
I suggest we try to comprehend just exactly what we owe, how much we're in debt, where we would be without God's love, grace, and salvation...
And get busy...for real.
I'm not so serious ALL the time.
Sometimes I'm just plain CrAzY.
Because sometimes I am just so gleeful I can't maintain my composure!
Not in a bad way, of course.
Maybe I should lighten up a little. :)
It's allllll about balance.
Forgive me...this post is very, very, VERY random.
How is everyone!? I'm happy to be home, but I sure do miss you two
!..and many others. :)
is something i've really been striving for lately.
I, by myself, do not matter. I am so small and insignificant. My life is a vapor that's quickly passing away.
But so often I get wrapped up in how I feel, what I want, whats best for me.
And that's just not ok.
I know that the only worth and value I have comes through Jesus Christ. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Because of Him I do have a purpose...and my purpose is to live a life pleasing and acceptable to Him, not to worry about what is pleasing to me.
When I fail to do His will, and choose my will over His, I put myself above Him....how insulting.
Choosing my desires over those of the Creator of the universe? Focusing on myself rather than the Almighty God? Wanting what I think is best rather than putting everything in His hands? Using the time He has granted me idly and not doing His work?
Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.
Take my voice, and let me sing always, only for my King;
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee.
Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart - it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store;
Take my self and I will be ever, only, all for Thee!
But by the grace of God I am what I am.
Life is inexpressibly wonderful.
Not because of the circumstances I am in, although I must admit...right now I don't think life could be any better. (Unless I could move most of Athens to Florida)
But, because I am a child of the almighty God.
What an amazing blessing! It allows my soul to be filled with joy every moment of every day. And even when times get rough, it gives me hope and peace that passeth understanding through prayer.
What a beautiful life a Christian life is!
Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice! -Phil. 4:4
How about some PICTURES!
girl's night for Laura's 19th birthday!
Laura and I