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What should I say? I hope by reading my blog you come to learn who I am. I always want Christ first in my life. I want to consistently show the fruit of the spirit in my life. I want others to be blessed by what I go through and learn from it.

Monday, March 7, 2011

I Just Want to be Faithful

"One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”  “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'" Mark 12:28-30

"If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord." Romans 14:8

I have been reading a new devotional this year, it's a devotional about church history. It's great. I'm not always super great with remembering dates and stuff like that and I never did really great at history in school, but I love the overall story of history. I love to find patterns in what people do and to seek out what made a particular person successful or what had the biggest impact on their life.

As I read through my Christian history devotional the one thing that sticks with me the most is that everyone in that book simply purposed in their heart to be faithful. I haven't read yet about someone who sat down one day and said, "I'm going to be the greatest preacher this world has ever seen!" And there are some big names in this book, names like Billy Graham, Kurt Warner, Keith Green and James Montgomery Boice. The theme that comes up again and again is that these people purposed in their heart to simply be faithful.

I think we have a choice, we can purpose in our heart to simply be faithful to God or we can choose to be faithful to ourselves. At some point, we need to stop and say, "God, I choose to be faithful to you. I simply choose to love You with all my heart, soul, mind and  strength." It doesn't have to be fancy, but it does have to be real

I chose a while ago that I will simply follow God and be faithful to Him and not myself, but I proclaim it today; I will simply be faithful to God. I don't care if that means I have to flip burgers or scrub floors for the rest of my life. I don't care if I have to lose my other foot. I choose to simply put my faith in God and accept His will for my life.

Will you join me? Let's see where it takes us.

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