I read this passage this morning (my 38th birthday) from My Utmost for His Highest. I especially was moved by the last two sentences:
"That is why the bedrock of Christianity is personal, passionate devotion to the Lord Jesus. We mistake the ecstasy of our first introduction into the Kingdom for the purpose of God in getting us there; His purpose in getting us there is that we may realize all that identification with Jesus Christ means."
A subtle and beautiful reminder from my Lord of whence I have come. Born again in 1989 and full of that personal, passionate devotion, I later slipped into a Christian malaise full of bitterness, criticalness, and sin. Only to be reawakened about 5 years ago to Jesus, precious Jesus.
The subtle and beautiful reminder is to continue on faithfully! I so want to do that...to be ever devoted to my King who will one day return a Conquering King, yet beloved by all who recognized what an amazing thing he did for us on the cross and out of the grave!
May he be my heart's devotion in 2009 and beyond! Amen...
I love the picture of Neh 4:18, men who were building the wall while having a sword strapped to their side. Building yet ready to defend when needed. Comfortable with a trowel and a sword.
That may not tell you much about me but it's what I'd like to be!
Facts about me: Born in 1970, Married to the love of my life Linda, two sons Joshua and Jason, and a little dog named Sophie. I've been a Christian since 1989, married to Linda since 1994, and I'm a systems analyst/project manager by trade but now I'm a Quality Assurance Lead for TransUnion Interactive. I write movie reviews (sometimes) for a big website. And I just got into running...we'll see where that goes!
I love fighting for and hanging with my wife and two sons.
I'm equally at home with a good book and/or a good movie. I'm a fan of all things Hockey.
I continue to be refined and look forward to the new name God has for me (Revelation 2:17).