A Life Worthy of Him

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I think that somewhere along the way I bought into the idea that it was easy to be a Christian.  The whole health, wealth, and prosperity deal.

Now, that is NOT saying that God couldn’t choose to restore my health, or couldn’t provide me with wealth and/or prosperity.  None of those are inherently good or bad.

What it is saying is that I do not believe my comfort in this life is the main point of giving myself over to Christ. 

I love this part of 1 Corinthians 7:23:

“You were bought with a price …”

I don’t belong to me anymore.

My rights, my desires, and my dreams went by the wayside.

God can resurrect them any time He chooses.  

But the decision lies with Him.

From what I am understanding, the life I need live as a Christian is a life that is worthy of that name - that calling.

So it doesn’t matter if I am rich or poor.  It doesn’t matter if I am sick or healthy.  It doesn’t matter if I have the things this world deems necessary.

What does matter is that the life I live is a life that brings honor to Him - not to me.

And, God seems to bring these realizations to me when I’m at less than my best.

It’s when I need Him most.

My life is changing.  My waking thoughts are of Him.  I’m learning more about Him through His word.  My point of view is aligning more and more with what I believe God desires of me.

And that is requiring a lot of change on my part.  God is indeed creating something new in me.

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19

What will that “new thing” look like in my life?  I’m not certain.  I only know that I pray it will honor Him - no matter what my life’s circumstances.

Father God, I pray that our focus in this world is on what we can give to You, not on what You can give to us.  You have already given us the ultimate gift - eternal life.  I pray we can live a life worthy Your name. Amen and amen.

 © deni weber 2010-2015