I have been thinking lately about the use of my words. I feel we often use words or phrases glibly not really thinking about what we are saying.
What I wouldn’t give…
Do you use that phrase? I do.
What I wouldn’t give for a Harris Teeter grocery store.
What I wouldn’t give to have a #7 mini sub from my favorite sub shop back home.
What I wouldn’t give for my old house.
What I wouldn’t give for rules to be obeyed!
What I wouldn’t give to stop the suffering of others.
What I wouldn’t give for my friends and family to be “safe”.
What I wouldn’t give to have the right words all the time.
What I wouldn’t give…. you fill in the blank…
Exactly what would I be willing give to have my old house? Am I willing to refuse following after God for my own short lived “comfort”?
Exactly what would I be willing to give to have rules obeyed? Am I willing to admit I am disobedient ? Am I willing to humble myself under the authority of another?
Exactly what would I be willing to do to stop the suffering? Am I willing to suffer in their place?
Exactly what would I be willing to give for my family and friends to be safe? Am I willing to die? Am I willing to die for a stranger?
Exactly what would you be willing to give…?
Do you wonder if God ever asked himself that question?
What I wouldn’t give to have an eternally restored relationship with my children.
What I wouldn’t give to heal their brokenness.
What I wouldn’t give to express my unending love for them.
What I wouldn’t give to express my mercy and compassion towards them.
The truth is there is nothing that God wouldn’t give… even His first born Son for me… John 3:16-17
God expressed his love for me… Romans 5:8
Jesus gave up his home for me… Philippians 2:5-8
Jesus willingly submitted to the authority and will of God… John 6:38,
Jesus died for me while I was still a stranger to him…Romans 5:6-8
Lord, I desire to submit my will to Yours and to serve you without reservation. No matter what you ask me to give.