I am a married woman of 30 years to a man whom I love, I have a lovely daughter and a wonderful son and I must not forget my adorable but somewhat challenging dog. However even with all of these most amazing blessings from God I know in my heart that outside of God, my life has no meaning. Some scriptures that comes to mind as I try to explain what I mean are 1 Timothy 6:7 ‘for we brought nothing into the world and we can take nothing out of it’ and Genesis 3:19 ‘…. For you are dust and to dust you shall return….’. This tells me that we came into this world with nothing and we will leave with nothing. Every single thing that we have is a blessing from God.
I then asked God ‘how do I glorify you with my life?’ The answer I believe I received was really simple, His voice just gently whispered, ‘by loving me’. ‘What does that mean I thought?’ and then another answer came. ‘Tina you need to be free to allow the love and adoration you feel for me to spill over into every single area of your life. For your life to be a Blessing to others in all things, as a wife, a mother, an aunt, a daughter, a cousin, a friend, a sister, in your job, when you go to the shop, when you walk the dog, when you are cooking, cleaning, ironing’, the list seemed endless.
I am saved by God’s amazing wonderful grace. Praise God. I am going to spent all eternity worshipping the King of Kings, He has set me free, the prison door has been thrown open, my name is written in the book of life, how can I not but shout with joy as l tell the whole world the good news. This is how my life will glorify God, by bringing God’s heavenly kingdom here on earth, Amen.
Our Church is currently studying the Fruit of the Spirit; Galatians 5:22-23 ‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law’. These teachings are also available on our website (MCF Message Online). God is teaching us in these studies to keep in step with the Holy Spirit so that He can guide us. We must always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks the reason for our joy and our hope; we must do this with gentleness, love and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 ‘But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect’.
My prayer for my life to God is; 'God I love you with every single beat of my heart, I love you with every breath that I breathe, you are the most amazing Abba Father, thank you for the sacrifice of your beloved Son Jesus Christ, thank you for the gift of the blessed Holy Spirit who helps to strengthen and support me in all things. Please help me to always come in the name of the Lord and be a true ambassador for your son Jesus. Wherever I am help me to always share your love with everyone, help me to have a servant’s heart like your son Jesus and help me to be a blessing to others. Life is a pilgrimage and as I travel through it, it is my greatest heart’s desire to bless you Abba Father as you are always blessing me. Thank you Father God. ‘I love you so much’.
Luke 1:74-75 ‘…..enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days’. Amen.
Author: Christina O’Neill
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