”as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.” – Philippians 1:20 ESV
I run the race of life with a passion of advancing God’s Kingdom. And I earnestly expect and hope that nothing I will be ashamed of, particularly in areas I yield for Jesus.
“I AM DESIGNED TO BE MY BEST AND GREATEST FOR HIS HIGHEST”.
Achieving this level of determination is a matter of the will, not of debate or of reasoning. It is absolute and irrevocable surrender of the will. An undue amount of thought and consideration for myself is what keeps me from making this decision, although sometimes I cover it up with the pretense that it is others I am considering. When I reflect about what it will cost others if I obey the call of Jesus, I tell God He doesn’t know what our obedience will mean. Keeping myself focus — He does know. Shutting out every other thought and keeping myself before God in this one thing only — MY BEST AND GREATEST FOR HIS HIGHEST. I am determined to be absolutely and entirely for Him and Him alone.
I devout myself for His glory. I am determined that nothing would stop me from doing exactly what God wanted….
But what if… before I choose to follow God’s will, a crisis comes along? What if something happens against my will while I’m doing God’s will?
“Whether it means life or death—it makes no difference!” (v.21)
This really happens! We are brought to a place where our faith to obey His call is being challenged. To surface what’s really inside our heart even if and despite of any circumstance we will face – for or against God. To keep ourselves in focus, fixing our eyes on Him alone is what we need. To believe the God we are obeying is greater than anyone and anything else. No matter what life shows us, remember that God is holding us. And when you face crossroads on any front, always choose to obey and surrender to God’s will. Because you originally meant to walk His way and fashioned to intertwine God, even since the beginning.
“Lord, the range of Your power, the touch of Your grace, the breathing of Your Spirit—how I long for these to bring me face to face with You. Forgive my tardiness; it takes me so long to awaken to some things.” – unknown