Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Drinking the Whole Glass

Some see the glass as half empty, some half full. But I ask, am I drinking the whole glass, or just taking a few sips?

God offered me a full glass of loving care and provision, but for or a variety of reasons I rarely drank it. I was too busy with my own agenda. I wanted to do my own thing, my way. Yes, I asked God to bless my plans, and lead me safely on my chosen path. But did my way lead to the good things God had for me? How would I know if I wasn't even paying attention to His directions?

When I did contemplate following God's plans, I tended to think of them as either hard, scary or boring. Like a baby who bobs and twists to avoid the spoon of colorful mush swooping in her direction, I made excuses to evade God's nudgings. When it came down to real life issues, did I truly trust God had my best in mind?

A few years ago, tired of fighting my way through the life I'd chosen, I decided to do things God's way. When I went all-in for Jesus, He brought wave after wave of relief and healing to my heart. What a difference. I wished I'd done this years ago.

Now that I've felt His peace and joy, I strive daily to stay in step with Jesus. I'm drinking the whole glass of God's love, gulping each delectable experience He brings my way.

6 comments:

Wendy said...

Going "all in" for God; a catchy phrase that can mean so many different things. I'm excited for this leg of your journey and I look forward to walking with you.

Chris Pedersen said...

Kris,
Welcome to the blogosphere. This is an awesome post! Readers will arrive thirsty and leave quenched... and wanting to know more.

Sue Tornai said...

Kris, I like your blog setting! Your first post is inspiring and inviting. I believe others will come to the well of living water.

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Kirs, LOVE your new blog-home. What a blessing to have you on the Internet. Now, other women can get to know you and be inspired by the message He has put on your heart to share.

Gigi said...

Kris, I'm looking forward to reading your entries. This is exactly what I need at this time. I'm experiencing the emotions you are describing and am uncomfortable with the vunerability I expenrience on this roller- coaster ride

Denise Hall said...

Kris I am also very excited about what God has done in you and now does through you! I look forward to following you through the rest of your journey!

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