Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Living Life to the Fullest

I am in week 5 of my Bible study.
Our group of ladies in the church are studying Beloved Disciple,
The Life and Ministry of John...
I should actually be in week 6 but I am a bit behind.
The story of my life lately.
This study is life changing... Beth Moore is such a great writer!

I'm having all of these thoughts and so I guess the best thing to do is to write them down.
It's easy to find fulfillment in things of this world...
The latest and the greatest, right?!
Well I don't know about you, but soon after I get what I want
I feel empty. unhappy. wanting more.
Seems like a total waste of time and money really.
We are far too easily pleased...

“If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is not part of the Christian faith.
Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak.
We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
- C. S. Lewis in “The Weight of Glory”

Wow... Just wow!
Beth Moore reminds us of how we try to reduce God to nothing but religion and then grow bored with the image we created.
I want to be more than a noun... believer. I want to be a verb... believing.

I really want to glorify God in all I do and say.
I've had a really hard time figuring out what my
spiritual gifts and talents are and how to use them for God.
Some days I feel like I'm not good at a lot of things.
Self-pity and doubt are not from the Lord...
Not to toot my own horn, but I felt God telling me that my talents were arts and crafts.I was stumbling a lot in how can I use this for the eternal Kingdom?
I don't have a Ph.D in Theology...
but I do have a heart being filled to the brim with love for other woman.
I had an overwhelming feeling of being directed to start hosting craft nights for our church.
I am super excited to get really creative and think outside of the box to bless these ladies!

I don't want to go through my life trying to fill a void with pointless nonsense only to be disappointed every time!
I would be so encouraged to hear how God is working in your life
and to hear what your spiritual gifts and talents are!

1 comment:

Rose said...

I love that you are steping out in faith with the talents you have been given. Sometimes it is hard to see or believe we have a talent that can be used for God. I'm so glad that you figured it out and are using what He gave you for his glory.
I need to learn from You!