Sunday, June 10, 2012

He is Our Everything


Trying to live by self effort wears me out.  I can't do it!  I can't live this Christian life!  But there is so much rest when HE reminds me of the truth that never changed and never will change - HE is my life and my everything.  My source is in Him.  HE is the vine, I am just a branch/conduit.  HE is the Life, the joy, the faith, the power, the wisdom, the ALL that I need.  I don't have to be the Life, I am just a conduit of that Life!  I am not the Hand that ministers to people; I am the glove.  I am not the Wine that pours out to refresh others; I am the cup.  I am not the Water of Life flowing forth as a Spirit-river; I am the vessel.  HE is all I need, and that is more than enough.  And if He is all I need, then I don't have to be all I need!

I can stop trying to manage my life.  I can admit I'm empty, needing help, and unable on my own.  I can drink from the water of Life, Jesus, just enjoy basking in His Spirit and being filled full, for free.  For free!  He gives freely to all!  Without any stipulations, requirements, or demands.  Without any strings attached.  All who are thirsty, drink!

Thank You, dear Jesus, for being my everything!  I can look to You and You impart ALL I need - the understanding, the strength, the power, the love, the joy, the hope, the peace, even the faith!  And You meet all my needs - You are the One who will love me unconditionally, who will always handle my heart with gentleness, who will never be pushy or rude to me, who will never betray me or harm me, who will never leave me or forsake me.  You are the One I can trust with my heart.  My life is safe in Your hands!  I'm in better hands now..  Not vulnerable anymore, but safe and secure.. I can look to You to be all that I need You to be and do all that I need You to do!  Thank You, dear Lord!  Amen..

2 comments:

  1. Hi I always been blessed by your blog no matter what post you shared. Thank you for sharing esp. the Love of the Father God. May the Waters of our Fathers Love and Grace pour down upon each one of us on this planet earth. May you be bless always!

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    1. Hey there, Sunny li, thank you so much for your comment! I am blessed by your blog, too, especially the last post you did on the Father love of God - the idea that He loves us as a Perfect Father, and has only goodness and love coming toward us, is just so wonderful, isn't it?

      I love your thought in that post that "the whole Christian faith is a 'response' to God's love and grace." That is so awesome to think about..so many times in the past, I have seen Christianity as rules, works, or 'doing' things for God, when it is really all about receiving His love and living out of that!

      Thanks again..

      In Him,
      Sparrow

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May the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Co. 13:14