Wednesday, March 13, 2013

More Than Anything


Several years ago I was visiting with a precious woman who looked at me and said that she no longer had anything to contribute.   She attributed it to her age and an acceptance that her aspirations and dreams had been put on a shelf.  I suppose she meant that the shelf she spoke of had a label something like "No Longer Relevant" or "Too Old".

I remember at the time that frustration enveloped me with thoughts I couldn't shake - "No, that's not right.  Her faith and her journey with Christ are always relevant."  "We need to learn from her".

I remembered that I had never read anywhere in the bible about God Followers retiring.  On the contrary they were living for and teaching others until their days on earth came to an end.

My goodness Abraham was 100 when Issac was born and Sarah past 80. They didn't even consider retiring from their faith filled journey serving God.

Today I am the age my friend was then and I realize that once again the Lord still has the same dream for me.  His dream is my dream:  to know Him more intimately, to love Him more deeply and to share His Word with joy to  those He puts in my path.  The dream hasn't changed really, but how He plans it's execution has taken on an urgency in my heart.

This excerpt from  "You're Made For A God-Sized Dream" describes what I want more of.  Some might say..."time is running out..I want more time. "  Not me, I want more of  the One who has my heart.


A God-sized dream isn’t about what you do as much as how you do it. It’s about pursuing life with passion, purpose, and going with God wherever he leads.
It’s about not settling. It’s about tenaciously believing you’re made for more.
Not as in “bigger house, fancier car, more luxurious lifestyle.”
No, my friend, I mean “more of Jesus, more of what he’s created you to be, more of what he’s called you to do.”

Less of you, actually, and more of all he is and all he has for you—which is beyond what you can even imagine. - Holley Gerth

Yes, time on earth is running out.  Heaven will be home one day, it's true.  However, I want more of Him while I'm still here.  I want to be more for Him while I'm still here.

Less, less of me Lord Jesus and more, more, more of You!

Sending love your way,

Judy

P.S.   Don't forget to check out your sister dreamers and leave me a word or two.  Love to hear from you.



4 comments:

  1. Judy, This is beautiful. Thank you for your years of tenacity! We love you!

    Beth

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    1. Bless you Beth for stopping by and leaving words of encouragement!
      Love you, Judy

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  2. This is so beautiful...keep up the great work and gift God has given you...love you!

    Liza

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    1. Sweet Liza,
      Your sweet words bring tears to my eyes...
      Praying that all is well with you and your girls.
      Love you

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