Archive for 09/30/2008

what will you live for?

Posted: 09/30/2008 in books, learning, life

lizzie is napping… i have been thinking… i decide i better stop thinking and get to work. i open up a purpose driven life by rick warren and start typing the part my boss has highlighted for me to type for the top of the life changes page  (where we list various prayer requests for our church). this is what he had highlighted for me to type up:

What Will You Live For?

Living the rest of your life for the glory of God will require a change in your priorities, your schedule, your relationships and everything else. It will sometimes mean choosing a difficult path instead of an easy one. Even Jesus struggled with this. Knowing He was about to be crucified, he cried out:

“My soul has become troubled; and what shall I saw, ‘Father, save Me from this hour?’ But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Thy name.”(John 12:27-28 (NASB)

Jesus stood at a fork in the road. Would He fulfill His purpose and bring glory to God, or would He shrink back and live a comfortable, self-centered life? You face the same choice. Will you live for your own goals, comfort, and pleasure, or will you live the rest of your life for God’s glory, knowing that He has promised eternal rewards? The Bible says,

“Anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go,… you’ll have it forever, real and eternal.” (John 12:25 (MSG)

 

      It’s time to settle this issue. Who are you going to live for – yourself or God?

 

the funny thing is; this is what was on my mind while i was thinking before i started working… it has been on  my mind for a good week now. 

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fall

Posted: 09/30/2008 in life

 

 

oh it’s fall!! i’m thrilled! 

   the colors are so yummy, the sweaters are so warm, the walks are so enjoyable, and the hot chocolate and vanilla hazelnut lattes are so delicious!

 i wish it weren’t so short!