Saturday, April 19, 2008

Where will you spend eternity?

I had a dear friend ask me how I have become much bolder in my outreach and speech, and more vocal as a Christian. She asked ME how she could be bolder. I couldn’t help but think how undeserving that comment is. I'm not anywhere close to where I should be in my walk with Christ. I know I am a perfectionist and very hard on myself. I have a hard time believing my efforts are enough. I always feel that I could try just a little harder, that I haven’t put in 110%. I often have to remind myself that I am saved by the grace of God. John 3:16 brings comfort and reminds me that I will spend eternity in heaven. I recently read in a daily devotion about a woman also struggling with her inadequacies as a Christian. She was struggling with all the “should ofs” in her life? She said she went on for years struggling with the feeling that she wasn’t good enough until one day she knelt down to pray and asked God what was wrong with her. She says that God gently told her “You believed the world’s view of adequacy over My Word, which says that as long as you love me, you are more than adequate!" Doesn’t that just give you chills and excite you all at the same time? The devotion continues to say that she was shown through His Word that we are all more than adequate, not by our own strength, but only through a heart surrendered to Him. Only then can our hearts be set right to understand and to realize He loves us just as we are. Don’t use this as an excuse for not being the Word daily. His will is for a close and intimate relationship with each of us. It is His desire, just as it is our desire for each of our children, to bless us infinitely. He only wants the best for us. I am reassured by His love that I will walk on streets of gold and all of my favorite things will be in eternity. Will I see you there?

1 comment:

dmjenkins said...

Aren't you glad that we don't have to do anything to deserve God's gift of salvation except just receive it...