I'm pretty good at getting stuff done. Give me a job and I'll do my best to get it handled. Unless it's a job like ‘build a new bridge' or ‘fix public education' — can't help you there. But other stuff — I'm your girl.
And this is where I get in trouble. I'm real good to just go charging ahead ALONE.
Not exactly what God is calling me to do. He's called me to serve women — groups, individuals, but I'm not to do it ALONE. He's called me to speak truth about His Word to women. I'd rather just be kind of funny and make people laugh (well, sometimes they laugh and sometimes they just feel sorry for me). He has different plans. And these plans include HIM!
He's called me into a relationship with HIM. And I'm to serve His people for HIM and with HIM. Not by myself. Alone I can do NOTHING! It's that whole vine and the branches verse.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
I'm continually blown away that He has placed this call on my life. I often just look upward and say “are you sure about this, Lord? Me?” But I DO love serving God and I have such a passion to share the blessing the comes from being in His Word and walking with Him!! He's called us to this walk. He wants us to be IN relationship with Him. I just want to SHOUT that OUT LOUD!
And it's not just me that He's called into this relationship. It's all of us. He wants a relationship with you, too. He has a job for you, but you need Him to do that job. And you need to KNOW him! I think I was on my band wagon about this last week. But there is so much that we are missing in this life. We're missing the grace that comes from Christ. Grace that saves us and grace that allows us to live of abundance.
And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16
Whether you're a charge-ahead person or a laid-back soul, God still wants a relationship with you! Just stop on that for a moment. GOD. The HOLY GOD. Creator of the Univese. Awesome. Majestic. Fearsome. Un-tameable GOD wants a relationship with you. That's just HUGE. This is about more than salvation. He not only saves us, He gives use an abundant life.
Pete Wilson at CrossPoint Church in Nashville is doing a series, Backseat Jesus that just blows me away. Take a look at it. He steps on toes. But it's good stuff. His message pierced my heart. But he's right. We have to decide what we're going to do to bridge the gap. I don't want to fake it or work it anymore. I don't want to switch it and I'm not going to quit it. Take a look at the series.
Live a Life of freedom and abundance! Take the time to get to KNOW God. I think you'll be amazed at the joy you'll find as you study His word.