I’ve recently read the book Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker and I’m now reading her follow up book, 7. I highly recommend them both but not if you want to keep everything status-quo. On top of these books “rocking my world” I’m also reading the ministry of Jesus through the gospels in the chronological Bible. It’s the one year chronological Bible but I’m in my second year. Don’t judge. Anyway, since it is really the Lord that is “rocking my world” I thought I would start writing down some of the things that keep re-occurring in my quiet time, in my thoughts just about everywhere. Here is the journal entry this morning…
Follow me. The first shall be last and the last shall be first. You came to seek and save the lost. Thankful. The story of the 10 servant. Well done. What am I doing with what you’ve given me? Deny myself. Daily. Struggling. Jesus came to serve, not to be served. I must be a slave to Jesus and serve all. Jesus crossed cultural barriers- so must I. I have a long way to go. Thankful for Grace and Mercy. Feed my sheep and go after the lost ones. Love my life-loose it. Give it away and gain it.
Did I mention struggling?
I reminded the Lord that He has “interrupted” my life already in case He forgot. I feel more stirring again. I stand in complete awe of what He has done the last few weeks but I want to make sure I stand in awe of HIM.. I want to know and love Him more so I can love others more. I want others to know HIM and stand in awe of HIM.
What about you? When was the last time you asked the Lord to interrupt your life for HIM? It’s not a prayer for the faint of heart but it is one for those who have a heart seeking HIS.
“Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity. Anyone who wants to be my disciple must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves Me.” John 12:25-26 NLT