Recently.

I haven’t posted in a while. I get caught up with unimportant things that don’t matter at all, and I forget about things that I am committed to. Not all things, I am a faithful girlfriend, haha.

Well I have been dipping into Romans lately, and it’s really speaking to me. I feel like I think that ANYTIME I read a scripture, which is good, I suppose. I’ve been feeling a hunger for guidance lately, and I know I have been getting it, I just have this habit of ignoring God. I know what is good, and what is bad in His eyes, yet I find myself giving in to the temptations of the world.

I got readjusted after reading Romans tonight.

Romans 12:1-8 reads 1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.  For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”

This stuck out to me, because it’s saying to live your life as an offering to God. Not only should we be thankful for the gifts and talents that God has given ALL of us, we should pursue them as an offering to the Lord. That, to me, is beautiful. I love to think “Yes, I am playing piano right now” but when I think of playing piano as an offering to God, I realize that an enormous feeling of gratitude and respect and love and passion pours out of me, and it is the most amazing feeling. If we all used our talents, (not even like TALENTS, but gifts like being generous, teaching well, etc.) then this world would be way more beautiful in His eyes, and that is what I want so badly. That and to give God all that I can, using the tools and gifts that he has given me.

So I have made a choice to travel across America, setting a good, Godly example, loving others MORE than myself, giving, giving, giving, and giving thanks to the Lord and giving to others that cross my path. I want to plant seeds everywhere and give all the glory to God.

But WANTING to is nothing. I have to actually go out and do this. It is scary, but I know that He wouldn’t give me anything that I can’t handle. I am scared, but I can get by with help from the Word, from the notions that I get from God, and with a little help from my friends that I love so dearly.

Thanks for reading.

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