Monday, April 18, 2011
What does your life look like?
I was out the other day with Phyllis at Roma's, we happened to be sitting next to a table of four who claimed they were 'Christians' I beg to differ though, I think they were church goers. There's a difference. I will have to tell you that if someone came in and was taking a poll 'are you a Christian?' and they stood up, it might have been one time in my life that I would have said 'no' because, and while I don't mean to be judgemental but I am, I wouldn't have wanted to have been associated with them. And it got me to thinking... how many times could people say that about me?
I strive to look like Jesus, to have my heart resonate Him. I fall short soooo many times. AND I HATE THAT ABOUT ME!
I choose to live love, but I don't always.
Jesus says 'Forgive them Father for they know not what they do'. (Luke 23:34)
FORGIVE ME FATHER, sometimes I don't realize it, but sometimes I do. I want to be more like you! Like in John 3:30 when John says that we must be less and He must be more!
Let it not ever be about me.
I heard a great teaching yesterday... Be available, usable, submissive, & forgettable.
That's what I want.
Available for God to use me - I need to just be waiting for His call
Usable -Once He calls, I want Him to use me!
Submissive - Do whatever He asks! (you know like that whole 'If God calls me to an overseas mission trip, I'm hangin' up - and now I'm going' I bet He laughs at me all the time)
Forgettable - that somehow, no one sees me, they only see Christ.
Here I am, Lord. SEND ME (and by this I mean, send the best part of me - YOU)!
Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”