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Thursday, February 11, 2010

An Open Letter to My Children

Sarah and Aaron

In my time with God today, I feel like I have to say something to you. I love you more than life, but I don't love you enough if I don't share what God is teaching me today. I have been going through the motions spiritually, and I need to ask your forgiveness for that.

I am convinced again today that Jesus has to be at the center of my world or I have nothing. I am convinced that God wants me to count for something. If I lose all of my money, possessions, position and even my life, if I can serve God, it is enough. My life verse is Philippians 3:10, but I need to reaffirm the truth of the words there. In the Amplified Bible, it reads like this.

10[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [[b]which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]

11That if possible I may attain to the [[c]spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].

12Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own.

I just had to write. I love you.

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