I give you my life and all that I am – But what have I to give – So I hand you a candid photograph of this little boy – ’cause I have nothing to my name – But I can give you that. (Derek Webb, “Somewhere North”). Photo taken while I was in Seminary (1994).
I began this post several days ago in “Where’s my Mind?” While praying that day my thoughts went back to those days while in seminary. It was a tremendous time of growth and testing. (I’m not just talking about all the tests I had to take either). God allowed quite a few tests in my life outside of the classroom.
So I hand You a candid photograph of this little boy – ’cause I have nothing to my name…
If you spend anytime around me at all, you will know I talk alot about the past… probably too much. The past that I think about is full of dreams serving the Lord. Those dreams aren’t gone. But God has me living in a new day. I choose to give Him my life. To stand firm and to not let life steal what He purposed to give. I choose to grow where He plants.
If you do not read Oswald Chambers devotional My Utmost for His Highest, I highly recommend making it a part of your daily life along with reading your Bible. These are a couple of quotes from today’s devotional,
“Consider the lilies of the field . . .” (Matthew 6:28). They grow where they are planted. Many of us refuse to grow where God plants us. Therefore, we don’t take root anywhere. Jesus said if we would obey the life of God within us, He would look after all other things…
…Consecration is the act of continually separating myself from everything except that which God has appointed me to do. It is not a one-time experience but an ongoing process. Am I continually separating myself and looking to God every day of my life?. (January 26).
…But I can give you that.