Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We are like grass

Intriguing title huh? I just had to write some things God has been burning in my heart, and totally threw at me this morning. Wow. God is so faithful to convict and teach.
I have been praying alot lately that God would help me live each day with purpose. Eternal purpose. As Todd would say, cuz he loves to use this word, to impregnate each day(is that even a real word todd?) with purpose and mission. What does that look like?
Well a guest pastor preached on Sunday on exactally that. Living with mission means living each day taking up your cross daily and following after him. When Jesus said that in Luke, he was speaking to PEter. He was telling Peter, this is not going down like you want it too, like you expect it too, the way you are comfortable. I have a bigger mission than you see, I don't just want to be conquering king of the Jews, taking over the Roman oppression. i am going to SAVE THE WHOLE WORLD FROM THEIR SIN! Wow. Talk about a better, bigger plan than Peter had. But in order for that to happen it would take sacrifice. Pain...Hurt even Jesus wanted God to have another way.
In light of that, sometimes being on mission for God means sacrificing my own want and desires for his. Sacrificing my own comforts, my own fears to share the gospel and live missionaly. The pastor asked on Sunday morning, our best life is not now, it is to come. Are you living in light of that now? Living on mission, waiting for Jesus to come back.
This morning God led me to Ps. 90 in my quiet time. Awesome passage. REad the whole thing. it reminds us that we are like grass, here today and gone tommorow. Sobering huh? In vs 9 and 10 it says, a healthy life lives 80 years. For"soon it is gone and then we fly away"....I love vs 12 Teach us to number our days, that we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom" Oh how I want to live numbering my days like today could be my last. This is my prayer I am not praying for Todd, alex and I, and I challenge you to pray it too. I am going to pray it every day, and see how the Lord begins to change my perspectives in life.
"Let thy work appear to Thy servants, and Thy majesty to their children, and let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and do confirm(make permanent,establish) for us the works of our hands, yes confirm the work of our hands). I want the work God calls me to each day to be a permanent, eternal work,where I am impacting people for eternity!

7 comments:

whatanamateur said...

Maybe I'm your biggest fan. I'm just saying...

Anonymous said...

Sweetheart, you are so right! or should I say God is right! What you've written here is a message that I've needed to hear. What a wonderful wife you are to challenge me in my daily walk. I so appreciate your prayers and your love. Thank you for sacrificing those long nights for Alex (and for me too!). Thank you for being faithful in our home and with our relationships with friends. Thank you for being the godly example of the woman in Provv. 31! I love you!

As we live on mission together, it will require sacrifice. I'm ready to make whatever necessary to follow Christ. Pray for me and us as we do. It won't be easy but it will be blessed! "The first shall be last, and the last first." (Mark 9 and 10).

Love,
Your Hubbie

Stephanie said...

wow.. that sounded soo awesome. I love it. I will remmeber this as I am traveling around europe!!! :-)

you are the proverbs 31 woman totally even if you cant make homemade cinnamon rolls. I am having a fabulous time.. ireland is GORGOUS and I am loving being with my friend steph. I will keep you updated!!

angelonwheels said...

Great stuff Michelle!

Vicky said...

Apparently Jennifer is not the only writer in our family. You have been hiding your writing tallent from us. Alex is the cutest little boy in the world. Thank you for sharing him with us so much. Grammy & Gramps love him and his Mommy so much!!!

angelonwheels said...

Michelle,

Are we still like grass? Can you post something new in the mean time? Loved hanging out with you and Alex Thurs!

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