Acts 13:36 is one of those verses in the Bible that when I first read it, caught me by surprise and changed my life.
Oh, I am sure I read it in Bible College and at other times, but a couple of years ago, I read it, and WHAM! It's truth hit me right between the eyes.
"For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed."
Once again this verse has started to consume my thoughts. I suppose last week has a lot to do with my current thought process. Two men who were giants in the faith went home to their eternal reward.
After Bro. Frank's service, a friend came up to me and said, "Wow! What a hole his passing leaves in our lives."
So, again, I have to assess my life and think- "Am I living my life so full, that if I died today, it could be said of me- We are left with a void because she is gone?" Could it be written of me, "After Dorinda had served God's purpose for her own generation, she fell asleep."?
Am I fulfilling God's purpose for me in my life or am I serving my own purpose? Am I living my life to the fullest? Am I cramming it in with service and giving to others? Or am I working for my own good and my own pleasures?
My heart's cry is that I am serving God's purpose in every aspect of my life. As a wife. As a mom. As a grandmother. As a daughter. As a sister. As a friend. As a pastor's wife.
Jesus said the He came to give us life and life more abundantly. I want to walk in that fullness of life. I don't want to miss one opportunity that I am given to live my life for Jesus Christ!
Lord, I give my life to you today= again and again. Take every moment I have and help me to live a God sized life. Please help me not to live my life comfortably for myself. Help me to live my life fully, seizing every opportunity to glorify YOU in all that I say, do, and think. May You fill my moments with the abundant life. Help me make a difference in the lives of the people around me. I pray that someone sees You in my life. That can only happen when I empty myself of me and pour more and more of You into me.