Friday, February 15, 2013

Abundant Living

My friend, Brooke, and I have been studying the book, ONE MONTH TO LIVE. The content and questions have been enlightening as well as challenging. At the beginning of each chapter, the authors have included some quotes that I have found interesting. I wanted to share one with my readers here.

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. --Howard Thurman

This makes me think of John 10:10 - depending on your version of the Bible this is that verse that talks about having the full life or life more abundant.

I'll admit - I often live in the safe world doing the same old monotonous things over and over. Why? I believe one reason is because I don't tap into the Power Source who can boost my life to full and abundant. And, wants to! God wants to give me a life I could never dream of or could ever accomplish without Him and his power.

Lately, I've tried to stay connected to God, keeping my focus on Him and His Presence. I read something the other day that said that God holds to my right hand. So, when I need to feel His Presence near, I've been squeezing my right hand as if I was grasping His Hand a little tighter.

I don't need to curtail to what the world deems acceptable. I need to delve into the passion God has given me which will make me come alive. God has given me a passion to write stories. When I write them and share them, I come alive. When I come alive in this way, I share God's words with those who need them.

The world needs people who are fulfilling the passions God planted into their hearts, making Jesus come alive through them.

What do you need to do today to come alive? Grasp His hand and do it!


Laura McClellan said...

What a timely bit of encouragement! I needed to hear this today. When your days are overloaded with obligations, it's so easy (at least, for me it's easy) to think that I should give up the things that don't matter to anybody but me--like writing. But . . . "[t]he world needs people who are fulfilling the passions God planted into their hearts. . . ."

Thank you.


Brooksie said...

This bible study we are doing, is making me stop and think about things, especially what makes me come alive! I totally agree with my dear friend Paula. Writing stories makes me alive. Making a difference in somebody's life, well that's just icing on the cake!

Paula Mowery said...

I am convinced that when we are trying to fulfill the dreams and ambitions God has put into our hearts, satan works all the harder. Don't let him get you down. I try to see this as an encouragement that I'm obviously doing something that threatens the ol' devil. So, keep going - live to the full! Shame the devil.