When our church began the 40 Days of Purpose campaign several weeks ago, I signed up for the Purpose-Driven Life daily e-mail devotion. This week's has truly been inspiring, especially http://www.purposedrivenlife.com/devarchive.aspx?ARCHIVEID=982 (repeated today). I encourage you to read it for yoursef.
Whatever it takes . . . I have to ask myself what that would mean for my life. How far am I willing to go in serving my Lord, in relinquishing my will for his? "I will value worship over wealth, 'we' over 'me,' character over comfort, service over status, and people over possessions, position, and pleasures." I read the words spoken by Rick Warren, and I want to mean them, want to live them. But it's scary. I'm only human. Self-centered, weak, addicted to creature comforts. How can I make such a commitment and then live it out?
Not in my own strength, that's for sure! And God knows it. That's why he sent us a Savior. That's why he gave us the Holy Spirit.
Whatever it takes to be a devoted wife, a caring mother and grandmother, a concerned friend, a spirit-led writer, a faithful steward of all God has given me . . . I can do all things through him who gives me strength!