Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
I want nothing but to surrender all to my Heavenly Father. Let the Spirit fill my heart. Let all my selfish desires vanish.
Renew in your children the holy fire that consumes our inmost being. Let us willingly and joyfully serve you. Let us not forget that no suffering last forever. Let our temporary challenges amplify our need for you, God. In suffering let us turn straight to you and place our . Let us not forget your everlasting love that conquers all. Let your way be our only way, be our only desire! Let our eyes remain on you and your promises.
For all glory to you, God! All glory forever. Every victory is yours!
“I have rightfully no other business each day but to do God’s work as a servant, constantly regarding His pleasure. May I have grace to live above every human motive, simply with God and to God.”
― Henry Martyn
I have, as well as many others, have taken for granted the simple gifts of life. Especially the most precious, God’s love. In my past I was always comparing what I had to what others had. However, now I realize how foolish that was of me. Not only was my heart in the wrong place but my faith in God was too. I didn’t give the Spirit all of me then but now it simply fills my upmost being. I surrendered! That was the best thing I have ever done. I’m not motivated to compete with others who store their goods here on earth. I am not motivated to even compete. The only thing I sincerely want to invest my time and life in is God. I am constantly reminded through his many blessings that I have been equipped to do his will. He has supplied me and his almighty hand will guide me. Although its easy to get quickly caught up in emotions I take a step back and thank God for his many trials. Through him I find strength to conquer every mountain. That strength is enough! Everyday I wake up wanting more of God less of me. More of his spirit to fill my heart and empty my selfish ways. In all I just want him.
“He is infinite and we are finite; there will always be more of His character to discover, more of His love to experience, and more of His power to use for His purposes.” (Francis Chan’s Forgotten God page 21)
There will simply always be more. You can never experience the entity of the Holy trinity, but we can always yearn and strive for more.
God is all present and what a joyful thought it is to always be in the presence of our Heavenly Father, our God almighty. Even in darkness his light will shine; we only need to trust in him. God sent Jesus our savior as an example for our own lives. God wants our hearts to be just like his. His heart was forgiving and merciful to all. Jesus willingly and graciously took the nails, as well as other forms of suffering, for our own selfishness and mistakes. By his blood we are forgiven. Therefore we should forgive others and do so immediately without question. Even when it’s hard to forgive. Let your actions speak for whom your father and savior are not for your own benefit. Let the Spirit fill your heart and encourage you in times of trouble. There is not only healing through the Holy Trinity but life. However the life begins when our bodies die. The promises are in heaven and are gained through the selfless and God dependent life lived on earth. In your ways let his name be glorified. God has enabled and equipped you through his blessings to be a blessing to another. Rejoice and give thanks endlessly. Desire him daily and you will be filled with endless joy, hope, and most importantly love. A Love that will be constant through all situations. A love known simply as the holy trinity.
This world contains nothing I desire. My heart is set on God and his kingdom. However, everyday I witness the glory of God. His love overflows in the hearts and actions of so many. I feel his presence continuously. I witness his love constantly. Still I will slip. I will fail. No doubt about it. Yet I am reminded in Romans 3:23-24 NIV “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” I am forgiven. You are forgiven. By the blood of Christ our savior we are forgiven. Do not become a prisoner or your past. There is no use. God has equipped you to glorify his name. Use his blessings to bless others. It is so easy to get caught up in the daily life. I was, but I was not living. I was stuck in the yesterdays, trapped by depression. I distanced myself from family, friends, but more importantly God. My purpose was obsolete until I simply let go and let God in. Through prayer my heart was rebuilt. Remaining in communication with God and in a continuous state of thanksgiving has allowed the seed God has planted to grow. Now when I am blessed with opportunity to suffer I am able to take up my own cross while God directs my path. The Holy Spirit fills my heart. Everyday I request: I want more of you God! Empty me of my selfish ways. I am simply created new everyday and for that I praise his name. I worship him. I love him. In all I do I will glorify his name and thank him for everything.