Whatever has control of your mind will surely win control of your heart.
“…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe…”
Lord, I do not know You in this way yet, but I need to. May I understand the HOPE of your calling and the RICHES of Your glory. May I be so rooted in the knowledge of who You are that EVERY OTHER desire that competes for my heart becomes as nothing. Open the eyes of my understanding. Consume me.
The feeling of a plan executed is just pure bliss. To stop talking and actually begin walking. To take words, thoughts, and motives and turn them into actions. To be moving. That’s it. It feels good to be moving. To be going somewhere. To be putting off old things and moving towards new, better things.
I am learning that the journey towards a goal holds the possibility of being just as, if not more, exciting than the destination itself. You see we are not merely rewarded when we reach our destination or goal, but we are rewarded each and every single day that we choose to stay on course despite the fact that our destination is yet far away.
We must take steps today knowing that each one counts regardless of how small it is. If we persevere, we will surely get there.
“If we are facing the right direction all we have to do is keep walking.”
Behind the mask of friendly names like “social networking” and “community building” lies a world of people desperately alone and searching for significance. With or without realizing it, we work hard to present ourselves to the world, of course with packaging that is a little neater and bows that are a little bigger than reality. We market ourselves, whether or not we realize it. The majority of the time that we put up a new Facebook status, tweet, or blog post, we are waiting for someone to respond… for someone to let us know that they ‘like’ it. We want to know that someone notices, that they care. Though many of us claim to be secure in our faith and who we are, I think that this couldn’t be further from the truth. We feed off of other people’s affirmation. You see, as a people we need to know that something, or more specifically, someone, WANTS us. This is a natural desire that we oftentimes choose to fill in unnatural ways. We were not made to be alone. However, the One who truly desires us does not respond to us with a mere ‘like’.