Monday, April 18, 2011

The Only Life Worth Living

{For those of you new to here and me/us, we are following God’s call to move long-term to Hungary, Eastern Europe to work with high schools and the next generation there.  We are traveling raising support with our two small children…this is a testimony of praise to He who can be trusted with EVERYTHING! For more of our story, go here.}

I sit with a deep breath taken and joy released at the re-counting of it all.

Truly, is this real? 

That’s what I am asking myself.  This is an exquisite season.  Exquisitely beautiful.  Exquisitely Him.  Exquisite glorification of the One who uses the broken, foolish of the world and calls them to great things.  To move mountains in the Power of His Name and the faith applied to the seeming impossible way the set apart ones are called to walk.

It is my deepest prayer as I have been distant from this blog home and called away to the living of the story He is writing over our lives, that ALL WHO LINGER HERE BE BLESSED WITH A TOUCH OF HIM.

I am exceedingly humbled to be walking a way only He can make and to encourage, you, reader that NOTHING is impossible with Him. 

Delight yourself in the Lord and He WILL GIVE YOU the desires of YOUR Heart.’  ~ Psalms 37:4

This is not ‘health and wealth gospel’, but learning to love what He loves and seeing it come to pass before your eyes and all the things added to you as you seek His kingdom FIRST.

If I never wrote another post on here, I would want to express this: 

Don’t settle for any shallow less-than-all-of-you given to Him, but fight for the ONLY LIFE WORTH LIVING…NOTHING-HELD-BACK—all-of-you surrendered to HE WHO IS WORTHY OF ALL OF OUR LIVES! 

I am praying this touches your heart.  I have stumbled much in this life.  I have certainly lived less and Grace is real, but once I tasted from that fountain of living water and knew it in the deepest places, all else paled in comparison in the light of He who is Life.  At times, the fire has been the faintest of embers, but by ‘the Spirit of Him WHO RAISED CHRIST JESUS FROM THE DEAD DWELLING IN ME’ I have been ‘MORE THAN A CONQUEROR’ over the complacency, miry, murky clay that would dull all and render me useless in this ONE LIFE.

LIVE.  TRULY LIVE.  LIVE FOR HIM—THE ONLY WAY TO TRULY LIVE.  ALL TO JESUS.  ALL FOR THIS ONLY WORTHY ONE’S GLORY.  BEGIN THE SONG OF ETERNITY WITH YOUR LIFE’S SONG:

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!”

~Revelations 5:12

Counting {just a bit} of His unending gifts:

  • THE JOURNEY!
  • YOU!
  • Calling us to be Yours in this world
  • Orchestrating the affairs of our lives to lead us to this point
  • Preparing us all of our lives for what lays before us
  • THE CHANCE TO SHARE WITH OTHERS!
  • The priceless encouragers
  • How You are answering, blessing, and leading us
  • My mother-in-law to say, ‘IF I had doubts that you were called to be long-term missionaries in Hungary, I DON’T NOW.’ for seeing how You are providing
  • ALL THE TIME—creating something out of nothing
  • The amazing Body of Christ
  • The chance to meet supporters I hadn’t met!!! though they’ve been active partners in the ministry
  • What it is to share You and Your heart for the world!
  • The PRIVILEGE of fellowship with so many in different churches, places, who love You and Your Gospel
  • MELTING MY UN-GENEROUS SPIRIT—we can NEVER out-give YOU!
  • All of the little things related to our kids:
    • so adaptable—loving on all wherever we go
    • His strength upholding their little frames
    • busting out giggles in the back of the van—during many miles on the road
    • baby girl…gibbering and gabbering with the best of them!
    • loving to be held and look at all of the pictures on the wall
    • identifying circles and rectangles (her, baby girl) through thermostats
    • buddy boy—wiggling into hearts
    • spontaneous ‘I love you’s’ to family and friends
    • always having a hug!
    • tears when he couldn’t find me…multiple times
    • Easter egg hunts at MiMi and PopPop’s
    • JUNTOS!!! together as sweet in this family
  • Auntie Debbie
  • seeing her after two years!
  • how she brings a touch of mama—so, so thoughtful
  • talks with Robin—precious mentoring and encouragement
  • a husband who lets me sleep in when possible;)
  • HE MAKES A WAY!!!!
  • that this is the tiniest glimpse of the things to thank Him for…
  • THE BEST always and ever YET TO COME!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, Abby! Thank you for sharing your heart with us!

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