Staring out the window as we make the typical weekend trip to Amarillo, life irolls like a movie through my head. Decisions that have been made, refining times, mourning, celebration, anticipation, dread, friendships, they all run through my head. Analyzing my life, checking my heart. I find that over and over again, Christ lives. He reaches out and changes me. Fullfillment and love are found only in Him. That of the flesh, I despise, yet do things I don't want to, waste time, get distracted. Learning little by little, seeking Him day after day. Each step takes me a little closer, makes me a little less and Him even bigger.
I'm captivated by his grace and mercy. His enduring promises. His truth. His compassion especially on His children as seen in the old testament towards the Isrealites. This I want. I want to go farther, to be pushed harder.
His great love! This I chose to pursue!
The cross, the life, the defeat of death, the LOVE, the truth, do we really understand the greatness of this moment in history, when everythng turned upside down?
May we not continue to live under the law and not in Christ. But may we live in truth, in grace, in CHRIST! Don't take the cross in vain, its not by works, but by faith. Even though the fruit or lack of will show your true pursuit, it reveals a portion of your heart.
Christ spoke blatant truth to the all, he was compassionate toward those who were cast out, avoided, abandoned. He rewareded the faithful. He did it all in love, for he was fully God, God is love. He was also fully man, able to relate to us all.
He was so thankful always to the Father. He finished the race, sprinting.
May we follow in His steps, oh how I long too!!