What am I to other people? What does my life say? Is it about me or about others? I don’t want to be a part of the “me” generation, but what do my attitudes and actions render? Does my life have an anchored purpose or is it like a boat with no anchor? These questions challenge me to examine my life–each moment, each thought, and each action to really see if Jesus is my reason for existence.
Is He my anchor–the core of my very being? If He is my heartbeat, then
His faith and His love within my heart have nowhere to go but outward.
It cannot be inwardly directed or it will destroy me. If He has broken
the selfishness of my heart so that I may be filled with His love, then
how can I not want my heart to be broken for others? James was explicit
when he penned that "faith without works in dead". Likewise, he lets me
know that works without faith has little meaning. If I love Jesus, then
my life is not about me. It is about the needs of others. My life should
reveal the Savior who redeemed me and filled me with His love and
promise. I should live His love in each moment, in each thought, and in
each action. If He is my first love, then my life will show it.
He knows where I am, and the state of my heart–whether it is completely
claimed or unclaimed. Am I ready to be truthful with Him? Am I ready to
surrender my selfishness and pride out of love for Him? Am I ready to
examine my motions and purpose? Am I ready to let go of my desires and
realize that I am called to regard others better than myself?
I want my life to speak peace in the midst of any turmoil.I want my
life to be a catalyst of healing. I long to be the part of the body of
Christ which brings beautiful unity to the whole. The only way I can
become all that he wishes me to be is to give Him total control of my
life. Today I want to be real with Him so that I can be real with
others. I want to become His hands, His feet, His ears, His mouth, His
eyes, and His heart.
—Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify [set apart] you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless ...
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