I want to enjoy life. I want to live a holy and pure life. I want to play and have fun with my siblings. I want to realize and take hold of the important things in life. I want to live without fear.
And, by God’s grace, I can!
I don’t have to live in fear of tomorrow because it’s in God’s hands. I can suck the joy out of every moment because He has given me that joy. I can love and enjoy my family because He first loved me.
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5: 8
I’m learning about this, the important things. In the end, it’s not going to matter I if accomplish all the things I would like to. Did I show Christ’s love to others? Was I a blessing to those in need? Did I take time to love and serve my family?
Not that I don’t want to accomplish things. But sometimes, I need to look at the big picture. In the vastness of life, is this going to matter? I want to put my whole being into loving God with all my heart and loving my neighbor as myself. That’s the big picture. That is what is going to matter in the end.
I can serve the Lord while I wash toilets, scrub floors, read to my sister, hang out laundry, or wash the dishes. And I love that! I love that I can glorify God through my daily life. Through my work and my studies. It’s what brings meaning to the little things I do!
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31
I want that to be my goal in life.