I was thinking this morning about what I want in my life. I realize that I am sometimes off in my understanding of who God is, what he wants to do in my life, how he wants to influence my living. What direction am I going? Am I really ready to dive deeper and deeper into Christ’s way of living? Sometimes I just want to kick back and take it easy. Let someone else lead a church, reach my neighborhood, share their hearts.
I played softball last night with one of our church teams and was reminded today once more that I pay the price for physical exertion. This morning, my body is in pain! My legs are hurting! My arms are sore! I love playing softball and I play it all out. But, there is no gain without some pain. So, I will head back out there again next week ready to leave it all on the field.
That is true of the adventure with Jesus. Am I ready to give it all again today? I don’t want to simply exist. I want to live life full out, not holding anything back. That is the only way to truly experience this Christ life. Everything else is merely going through the motions.
Phil, a friend of mine sent me this link from YouTube. Why don’t you sit back and let this song and the pictures included do their work in your heart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaHmiFaX_pk