Monday, March 23, 2015

an excerpt from my devotional this morning

i recently started going through a short devotional series
that i found out about through Pursuit31
a community that i am a part of,
designed for Christian women who are also creative entrepreneurs 
we meet our local group about once a month to discuss different issues
and support one another
plus we get access to awesome resources like the Seek Devotional

i was reading one of the entries in said devotional this morning 
and i wanted to share an excerpt from it
that really resonated with me


"When we surrender our lives to Him, we have to be willing to surrender the things in it to Him as well.  Your health, your plans for the future — it all has to be held out to him as an offering.  It takes trust that He is who He says He is to unclench our fists and offer up what we have in exchange for what he as for us…
Every morning, with every breath we breathe, we have to choose Him.  His way.  His will.  His good.  It won’t always be what we want.  It won’t always be an easy decision or a smooth path.  But He has written each of our days long before we lived even one of them (Psalm 139:16) and He works all things together for good…

If these days that were formed for us before we took our first breath in this world will be an outpouring of glory and praise to our Lord, is it not worth the surrender of our desires, our dreams, our plans and our possessions?  Doesn’t knowing that He holds and maintains us with a love that never falters, with a heart that wants good for us, lessen the ache of loss, of the struggle in circumstances beyond our control, of those moments we would never choose for ourselves to live through?"

- Kristin Ungerecht; Seek Devotional, Day 15


such a great reminder to kick off the week!
i hope it encourages you as much as it did me  :)
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