I have been thinking a lot about my life and where I am today.
Asking myself questions like: What does it mean to be set-apart from this world unto Christ? and what does that look like today in this world? There are so many distractions out there!
It has been said of Amy Carmichael in her biography, "in every generation there seems to be a few who make another choice- a choice to follow Christ into the boundless depths of a set-apart existence.
I ask myself: Am I willing to be one of the few?
Am I prepared to testify that of all the possibilities "none but Christ" will satisfy?"
One of the greatest lessons the Lord is teaching me through my questioning is Himself. His character, and who He is.
The more I seek Him the more I find Him and the more I find Him the more I love Him. "Lord give me your heart transforming my desires until they are like yours."
I am not perfect. Far from it. But I serve a God that is and that is very good at being God. Who loves to pull off the impossible. Who loves each one of us deeply.
We watched a Dvd last night called The Insanity of God. Awesome! a must watch:) and One of the questions that was asked on that was "Is Jesus Christ worth it?"
I am still asking myself that question, still thinking it through. Don't get me wrong I am a christian. But I think too often we just say things with our mouth because we know the right answer, but deep inside we know that We need God to give us His heart.
I long to have a greater understanding of what it means to be set-apart. What it means to have His heart. We need each other, we need to encourage and pray for one another. To remind each other who our God is: Kind, loving, forgiving, merciful,etc...
Don't forget when you ask yourself if Jesus Christ is worth it...You were more then worth it to Him. And If He had to He would do it all over again just for you. He died and loved us while we were yet sinners. He took our place. why? because we are loved more than we could ever imagine. As I write I am reminding myself as well:)