Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wasting our lives


For months now I have looked at the cover of the book Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper and felt a need for me not to waste the life God has given me. I am a whiner for sure...constantly complaining about something: the house being dirty, the boys not obeying, not moving and the list goes on on. I don't want to be that way.
This morning as I looked at my blog list, I went to one of my favorite blogs and she had a post about Wise-Worded Women and a link to this very powerful video. This is a great video but with a warning, it is very sad. The woman speaking, Rachel, has terminal cancer and only has a short time to live. It spoke to my heart.....it's not my life to live but for me to live a life of service with joy for God's glory. How easy it is to forget the joy part. May God change my heart to one of joy.
As we drove home, this time from our trip to see family.(It's always nice to see everyone.) I was reminded how blessed we are for the church that God has placed us in and especially our caregroup. And their desire to be more like Jesus. It is so refreshing.......it's so different than the world's view. Thanks guys for encouraging us and your love of the Lord!! May we grow together for God's Glory!!


2 comments:

Mrs. David Hankins said...

I am with you there!!! Every day that goes by I fear that I am wasting my life. I am lazy and though I desire to please God and serve Him only, I know that my flesh wins out far more frequently. :(

Thanks be to God that we have a Savior who delivers us and forgives us for our shortcomings!! May God give us fresh vision for what He wants us to do with our lives and a willing heart to obey!

Thanks for your thoughtful post; it is a joy learning and growing with you guys too!!

Jenn said...

VERY TOUCHING!!!!