Life is worth living
Just been listening to a podcast from Mark Driscoll from the 20th Feb 2011 – it has caused me to look at the incredible salvation we’ve been given and yet the great cost we accept when we choose to follow Christ, our saviour and LORD.
Driscoll says “We’re like a bride and Jesus is like the groom. Some of us want to have a wedding but don’t want to have a marriage.”
As I heard this it made me realise how easy it is to quit after raising our hand at a meeting or praying ‘the prayer’. Jesus has called you and has called me to a life, a whole life, of following him of giving him all our heart’s desires and take up the challenges and missions of God and his kingdom.
What Jesus has not called us to is to a life of quitting, a life of giving in, a life of meaninglessness and a life without him. Driscoll also went on to say “so many give so little for the One who gave so much.” We easily fail and falter as we attempt to live life for God. Now yes He covers in His grace and forgives us as we do so. BUT... as Driscoll says “there’s something worse than dying and that’s a wasted life.”
Life is worth living – living for the glory and purposes of God. Whether it’s in the way we act with our parents, the things we get up to in the bedroom or how we speak or write on Facebook.
Jesus gave so much not that we would be quitters but that we would be soldiers of great faith and action for God.
I’m amazed afresh today by the incredible salvation we have and yet the task we have been set seems impossible. I am therefore so grateful that God has come now by the Holy Spirit, who is with us and WILL strengthen us.
Let me finish with this, one of my favourite verses in the Bible. Let it stir you, encourage you and cause you to give God your all. 2 Chronicles 16:9 says, ‘For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.’
Love & pray for you constantly!