Thursday, October 6, 2011

What is the only thing we can bring to Heaven?

1 Peter 1: 24-25 offers incredible insight to the one thing that is eternal and he references Isaiah 40:6

"All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever."

I'm in a time of intense transition... my time with the Navy is coming to an end and with that comes opportunities that make me want to jump up and down for sheer JOY and other times make me want to hide under the covers in fear of the tremendous responsibility and inevitable consequences of every choice and sadness at the closing of a wonderful season.

As I consider my purpose, my giftings, my passions, the work of God in my life, I ask God "What do you want me to do? How can I serve you? What really matters?"

So for now, the answer he's given me is what really matters is His Word. I can't bring my family to heaven, my nursing skills, the patients I've met, the coworkers I've grown to love, my car, my books... all I can bring is the Word of the Lord. So that is where I will begin as I continue to seek him and ask him for direction, for peace, for purpose, for obedience, for adventure, for my dreams, for his will, for his love....influenced by the greats... Abraham, Sarah, Joshua, Ruth, David, Jeremiah, Nehemiah, Mary, Paul, Peter, and Jesus himself in the form of man... my mentors are incredible people to learn about how God works in our lives.

And hopefully in focusing on his Word, my seeking will turn away from asking for things but rather just being.... being with the Father who knows me perfectly and intimately and has the whole world in his hands:)

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