Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A yoke on 2 oxen makes 2 oxen better. By working together they can accomplish a task most efficiently & even enjoyably. I don't want to live my life alone & for just my purposes. I want to live my life for God's purposes and let him lead me where He wants as I'm yoked with him. I am made stronger and my burden becomes light. I do become burdened with what burdens God's heart but its so much more noble than what I would fret over on my own. God lets me play apart in carrying His burdens to be urged to act in His plan. That is noble & am a undeservedly willing & grateful. Lord, please grant me the ability to live up to what you have called me to. I can't do this alone.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:29-30

Lord God I want to concern myself with what concerns you & I want to see things through your eyes. Give me your prospective and Be Thou My Vision...oh Lord of my heart. Not be all else to me save that Thou art.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

this one's for Melanie ;)

so, last night a friend shared a video with me. John Piper spoke on God being an ego-maniac. Hum...I'd never thought of that before.

Well, think about it- God created the world with people in it so that we would praise Him & give Him glory. God made the world to be God-centered. He tells us to love Him above anyone, anything, or even ourselves. God created us to love Him above all. This world is not me-centered. This world is God-centered. From the beginning it was all for God's glory. In the end, this is all for God's glory. God COMMANDS us to worship Him. Why would anyone want to love this kind of God?

Haha that's the best part ;) Yes, God is God centered. God's Son is God-centered. We are supposed to be God-centered. Why is this actually the best way for us to live? ...
Have you ever stood on the top of a mountain? While you're there, what do you feel...insignificant? Don't you love that? Sometimes...don't you crave to stare into the sky and be reminded of your insignificance? I do. Insignificance reminds me God is greater. God is God-centered. His purpose is the same yesterday, today, and will be the same forever. I want to be a part of that God-centered purpose. Why? It gives me the best joy in the world- I am fulfilled by living out what I was created to do- praise God & lift up his glory by keeping this world God-centered.

God is God-centered....maybe a bit ego-maniacal. But He calls be to be that way to because He knows it will bring me the most joy.

So, it's 5:30 on Wednesday and I have studying to get back to. Thought I'd put in a short word and see what others' thoughts are. Off to my pathology lecture on "Acute Inflammation."

Praise God for keeping me energized & sustained.