“’I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.’ I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord. I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.”
– Psalm 40:8-10
At the end of 2013, I was praying and seeking what direction God wanted me to go after the intense year of growth and discipleship at SD Canada. God spoke His call to me through this passage, Psalm 40:8-10.
My heart’s cry was to do God’s will, and what was it He wanted me to do?
Above all, followers of Jesus Christ are called to know Him more fully and intimately. He calls us to surrender our lives to Him, holding nothing back (Luke 14:33), and to love Him above all (Matthew 22:37-39). And through Psalm 40:8-10, God showed me my call to proclaim His faithfulness.
My life isn’t about what I can accomplish for the Lord, because it’s really about what He has already done: His finished work on the cross of paying for the sins of the world and offering us the gift of salvation.
I desire for my life to be about Jesus: 100% surrendered to Him, no turning back.
“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” –Philippians 1:21
There is no way I can ever repay Jesus for what He has done – saving me, adopting me, giving me eternal life – so all I can do is thank Him. And out of my love, I want to live for Him with everything I am.
I desire to PROCLAIM the faithfulness and steadfast love of the Lord through my life, and I want this blog to shout that loud and clear too.
This works alongside His call on my life to missions – and that’s a whole story in itself too. :)
I look forward to posting more on this blog, and hopefully starting conversations with you about the faithfulness of the Lord! So tell me, what has the Lord been doing in your life this season?