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Monday, June 20, 2011

Something to Ponder


"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose"  Jim Elliott

I heard this quote the other day and it has been resonating with me ever since. What is it that I am trying to hang onto to that I should be giving. This has many applications but in my own life it would be time.

Right now time seems to be a rare commodity and I have to admit I'm not always happy about the fact that it seems to be in such short supply. I want a life of ease and comfort, time to sit and watch the world go by, but is that what I should be seeking? Aren't we called to serve other's, sometimes sacrificially. Investing in the life of others for eternity's sake.

 "Saving faith has feet"  Tullian Tchividjian

There has been more demands on my time lately and I have found myself struggling.  Feeling some resentment at times, and knowing all along that it was wrong. Wanting  a life with few demands, no problems, or  complications...and messy relationships...I'll pass on that one.

But that is not reality and we should live this life with eternity in view. My life is not my own, my time...not my own. I am an ambassador for Christ. Time to get a new perspective, it's not about me... life's complications equal opportunities. The Lord working on my heart...continues to change me through the circumstances of my life. Thankful!

"But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold'  Job 23:10

"Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me"
Psalm 51:10                                                         

4 comments:

Debbie said...

"But that is not reality and we should live this life with eternity in view. My life is not my own, my time...not my own. I am an ambassador for Christ."

Beautifully and simply expressed. Amen and standing with you in the place of conviction.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Wonderful post...just sums it up...our lives were bought with a price and they aren't ours.
I see the quote from Tallium...he recently preached at our church, on Mother's Day and the sermon was one of the best Mother's Day gift...just a word in due season.

I also see Job...well my post was from Job...again a reminder of the truths that should engulf our lives.
Thanks for sharing

WhiteStone said...

This post is very convicting...I tend to like life without demands, too. Thanks for this post.

LDH said...

Great quotes and verses in your post. I enjoyed reading your thoughts :)