In Need of A Savior

I’ll admit it…  I’m definitely in need of an attitude adjustment this morning!  My husband would argue that I’m a pessimist sometimes, and if I’m telling the truth, I would have to agree with that statement.  :( Do you ever just wake up on the wrong side of the bed?  That was me this morning and on top of that I woke up late, was not in the Word, and it all crumbled from there…  I was cranky, short tempered, and let’s just admit it, not so fun to be around!  I really have no excuse for this behavior as I am truly blessed, serve an AMAZING and FORGIVING GOD, have a wonderful husband who loves me and two kids who are incredible and sometimes more patient than me…  I, like everyone else in this world, am in need of a Savior!  Someone who, when I fall, picks me right back up and plants me on my feet, who loves me unconditionally in every sense of the word, would die for me, cares for me, listens to me, is patient with me, whose mercies are new each and every morning and my list could go on…  In my own selfish need for perfection from people which I will NEVER get…  even from myself ;) because we are human, is the very reason why I am in need of a Savior!  The ONLY Person who can be all of these amazing things to us because He is the one true God.  I am so far from perfect and am so broken and flawed, it’s nice to know that their is someone who can fulfill my every want, need and desire!  I am a control freak and I am learning every single day how I am NOT in control and how I need to put my trust in God!  Because the more I do NOT trust in Him, the farther away I am being pulled from Him.  The enemy is so close and ready to sweep in when we least expect it or when we’re most vulnerable and if we don’t have a firm grasp on the Lord, we are going to fall so quickly!  This is something I do NOT want to happen to me today so I am choosing to be fixed on Him and being in the Word and doing whatever it is I have to do to stay planted on the ground in His presence.  I’m going to go for a run so I can be surrounded in His beauty, feel the cool air blow on my face and spend time with the One who created me.  I am so blessed and so thankful that I serve this kind of God!  It’s so easy to be selfish and do what we want, but I’ll tell you, sometimes it takes more self control to do what He wants…  what’s best for you!  And He does know what’s best for us…  after all, He created us and He created us to be with Him, not away from Him.  To serve Him and others, not serve ourselves.  To be selfless, not selfish.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.   – Hebrews 12:1-3

 

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”   -Hebrews 12:28-29

 

And so Lord, right now, in this moment I choose You!  I choose to serve You over myself and fulfill Your mission for my life…  Your will and not my will.  Thank you that you love me so much that You died on a cross for me…  That you saw the bigger picture and lifted Your head out of the confusion of earth long enough to hear the solution of heaven.  Without You I wouldn’t be here, I’d be lost, wandering without a purpose.  Thank you that You are my purpose and that You give me purpose to be here.  I choose You… Because all of You, is more than enough for all of me!

Nobody ever said it would be easy…  They only said it would be worth it!  And they were right!!  :)

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So as I was going along my way and turned on the radio…  The Lord, again in His amazing way and only in a way that He can, gave me this song to listen to…  And it is so perfect to go along with my post because this is what I’m trying to get across!  Thank you, Lord, with tears streaming down my face, for the uplifting reminder of what this life is all about!  You never cease to amaze me, over and over again!  <3

Here is a link to the song Not To Us by Chris Tomlin and the lyrics below…  :)

The cross before me the world behind
No turning back, raise the banner high
It’s not for me, it’s all for You

Let the heavens shake and split the sky
Let the people clap their hands and cry
It’s not for us, it’s all for You

[Chorus:]
Not to us, but to Your Name be the glory
Not to us, but to Your Name be the glory

Our hearts unfold before Your throne
The only place for those who know
It’s not for us, It’s all for You

Send Your holy fire on this offering
Let our worship burn for the world to see
It’s not for us, It’s all for You

[Chorus]

The earth is shaking, the mountains shouting
It’s all for You
The waves are crashing, the sun is raging
It’s all for You
The universe spinning and singing
It’s all for You
The children dancing, dancing, dancing
It’s all for You, It’s all for You

My all for You
Not to us, but to Your Name be the glory
My all for You
Not to us, but to Your Name be the glory
My all for You
Not to us, but to Your Name be the glory

 

Also, thank you so much for your prayers…  Those of you who have texted and emailed already!  Thankful for amazing friends!  :)

Comments

  1. Love this post! I can sooo relate to you on the pessimist thing (I chose to call it relaisiticness. :) ) Thank you for the encouragement!!

  2. I really love this post Laura! Very well written!

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