Thought for the Day: to BE

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I personally find that we are really here to just BE (not conscious of ourselves, or desires, not striving for this or that, not worried about things, because  we are well taken care of by our Father and He means to do us well (this creates Trust, so that we can be free to just relax and BE His hands, His feet, His instruments with our hearts of love and our hands extended, reaching out to a world that is lost and dying without Jesus.  He will then flow through us in magnanimous ways his wonders to perform, if we can only become yielded vessels (like an instrument that needs it’s owner to pick it up and blow through it (for us this would be the Holy Spirit) whatever the owner wants to blow (use) this instrument to sound. We have been called to God glorify Him however He chooses to use us.  Wouldn’t it be ever so freeing not to have to think about what we want, what are our desires and dreams, what others do, are doing or have done to us, free from temptations (lead me not into temptation but deliver me from evil), as we seek Him each and every day to become empty of self, the old man, habits, thoughts that are not what He would have us to think.  We are told to put on the mind of Christ and called to walk in the Spirit.  Well we can do this if we truly will seek Him, and cry out from every fiber of our being that this is the most important thing in the world to us, nothing else in this really matters, except that we become pleasing to Him and clean and pure, filled with the Holy Spirit so that we can be used and not found ashamed when we stand before our magnificent Father in Heaven.  That is why we are told to take up our cross daily and follow Him, to die to ourselves, that the scripture might be fulfilled in us, “it is not I that live, but Christ in me to the glory of God.”  Wow, what a wonderful life that would be.  I really want this don’t you.  I am sick and tired of sinning, blowing it, say the wrong thing at the wrong time, misunderstanding others and them misunderstanding me.  I want to be “free” to BE and not think about all this earthly stuff down here any more.  I want to be transformed and made after the likeness of His Son, to bring Him glory and honor and really be His ambassador on this earth the remainder of my days.  He has done so very very much for us, don’t we owe Him our whole hearts and our whole selves?  There’s a song that has these words in it, “I’ll BE what you want me to be dear Lord, I’ll do what you want me to do, I’ll say what you want me to say, I’ll go where you want me to go dear Lord”……. Does anybody know this one? Or “This is my desire, to honor you, all that is within me……., Lord I give you my heart, I give you my soul, I live for you alone, every breath that I take, every moment I’m awake Lord have your way in me.”  Wow, we really need to live what we sing and think about the words when we are singing, they are so terrific.