April 5, 2012

I want to live like that


I want people to see Jesus in me, even if they don't know me.
I want my praise to be more than empty words.
I want to have a faith that is accompanied by action.
I want to be a light in the darkness.
I want to make a difference.
I want Christ to be glorified in everything I say and do.
I want to live life with purpose and passion.
I want to be a living testimony of God's love and mercy.
I want to be so passionately in love with Jesus that He is the only reason I live.
I want to live like that.

These are things that have been running through my mind a lot lately. When I reach the end of my life, I don't want to have any regrets. When I'm standing before the throne of God, I'm not going to wish that I had lived my life more on my own pleasures...I'm only going to wish that I would have lived every single moment for my Savior, holding nothing back.

There are times that I let fear of man direct my actions and words - and it's not something I'm proud of. As I was driving home the other day I was thinking about this, and I'll have to say that the more I thought about it the more silly it sounded. The conclusion that I came to was that the fear of man really hurts your testimony and greatly reduces the options of how you can serve the Lord. Life here on earth is a mere second compared to eternity. So what if some people consider me weird? I want this life to be lived for the Lord, not for people's opinions. Christ has changed my life, but I don't want it to be just an inward change...it's got to be evident on the outside too.

This life is a journey. Some days of this journey seem to be a continuous upward climb and it's only through His strength that I can keep on going. On other days the birds are singing and the skies are blue and I just want to lift my hands in worship of the Lord. I want every step of this journey, both easy and hard, to bring me closer to my Savior - I want every step to glorify Him, knowing that in the end nothing else will matter. I pray that the Lord would instill in my heart a burning passion for Him. A passion to live this life for Jesus, and Jesus only.

I want to live like that.

Colossians 3:1-4 (NIV)
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.


  1. Amen! Thanks for sharing.=)

    Happy Easter,

  2. Beautiful writing, Rebekah. You just said the words that were speaking to my mind and heart lately. :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

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