12/29/10

Christ's Friendship: Its Origin

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13

"He gave His life for us in death not merely as a passing act that when accomplished was done with; no, but to make Himself ours for eternity. Life for life; He have His life for us to possess that we might give our life for Him to possess. This is what is taught by the parable of the Vine and the branch, in their wonderful identification, in their perfect union....His life for his friends. How wonderful the lessons of the Vine, giving its very life to its branches! Jesus gave His life for His friends. And that love gives itself to them and in them. My heavenly Vine, O teach me how wholly You long to live in me!" - Murray

My life comes from Christ.  What does that mean in the everyday?
It means I have the ability to eat when I'm a 0.
It means I have the ability to not yell at Jack all day.
It means I have the ability to glorify God all day long.

I want to live in You, O Christ.  I sometimes think of "hard things" that I must rely on You for....like forgiving a hurtful person....like keeping my tongue from evil....but You are my life so that I can do what is good and easy as well.  I can clean.  I can be patient. I can sit and play.  Lord, teach me what Your will is for me today...everyday.  I sometimes feel like I'm on a treadmill and I just keep doing the same things everyday.  Show the variety of life and the excitement of being a stay-at-home mom.