I want to be more like my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I want to get “me” out of the way so people will see Him within me: my actions and choices. I see how I trip, stumble and fall but I also see how He is changing me a little bit here and a little bit there over the almost 38 years I have walked with Him.
My big desire is to let go of the “childish” and become more childlike. Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
I am not a goal setter. Never have been one with a 5 or 10 year plan. So many focus on goals that I finally made one, to make it to heaven taking as many people with me as possible. This might sound simplistic or naïve, however, since I surrendered my life to the Lord and received His forgiveness and was set free…… I have never lived a more fulfilling life. Yes, there have been difficulties and problems and bumps along the road but through it all He had been my constant companion. The Apostle Paul spoke of current sufferings being nothing compared to the joy that was to come. In a way I can totally relate to that knowing that we are here for a short while and then eternity. While going through those troubled times I got to see my Lord in action, to know His presence and learn more of His incredible character, resource, faithfulness and touch.
Was I fulfilled when I was an atheist and living for the next party or the next drink. No. And I was not very happy with who I was either. Jesus set me free. Before I met Him I didn’t have a clue what the word freedom meant. Nor did I understand about being made new, clean, forgiven – all because of Him who paid the ultimate price for me.
Bottom line? I want any legacy I might have or leave behind to be JESUS, all about JESUS and nothing but JESUS.
No one loves you more. No one is more powerful. No one can change a life like Jesus.
What can be more wonderful than having a personal relationship with the creator of the universe? He will meet you right where you are TODAY. Simply ASK Him to forgive you and be your redeemer.
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