Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I give my life

I was asked yesterday (and this isn’t a direct quote) ‘do you do anything besides church?’ and the person asked me in the most kind way… not to be a jerk or anything.

The answer, not really.

I may seem like I have the weirdest life. I might seem like it’s boring.

My big ‘vacation’ this year? I’m going to Detroit to help those who need a hand up. I’m going to Detroit to help those who were made in the same image of the God who made me (in His image).

Almost every Sunday of the year spent with High Schoolers.
Almost every Wednesday of the year spent with the most beautiful girls (my freshman life group)
Fridays… bible studies

So just by pure math 42% of my week is spent at church, that does not count preparing for Wednesdays or getting ready for Sundays.

I don’t tell you all that because I want a standing ovation, I tell you this because its my choice. I’ve lived my life crazy, men, alchohol. That I’ve found is a life of regret. When you sit and your prayers are more please forgive me instead of ‘thank You Jesus’ or I’ve lived my life sick & sad (hungover and regrets) and though I am VERY far from perfect and I still have consequences to my actions, I really do love my life.

I chose to live a life of love.

I was kind of discouraged yesterday just because I was thinking ‘is this right? Am I doing the right thing?’ and I walked into the auditorium and Savior King was playing, instantly I felt at ease. I love that song. When I walked out after changing my clothes and I heard…

I give my life to honor this
The love of Christ, the Savior King

And I almost started crying… You see I have no life without Christ. These days are just a whisper, a vapor compared to eternity. But these days are a choice, we get to choose how we live and who we live for. And yes, I get tired, but after rest, after resting in Him, I am rejuvenating, ready to serve again! Drawing all inspiration off Him, listening in the quiet times, and listening when He speaks loudly because I’m just not getting it…

I give my life to honor this
The love of Christ, the Savior King

Whatever is missing in my life, will be filled by Him.

And you know what came next, I really did randomly open my bible, and looked down and read what was underlined…

Gal 6:7-10 7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature[a]will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

So after all that, how can I not believe that I am making the right choice with my life. So maybe to some I seem like I don’t have much of a life, but I will tell you, I have the best life of all, one lived without regret, less consequences, and one filled of Love, Hope, Joy, and Peace, that can only come from One. Jesus.

So the answer the question, do you do anything other than church stuff? Not really, and I LOVE IT!!

I give my life to honor this
The love of Christ, the Savior King

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