Daily Delight

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Can you imagine if someone said that they wanted to get better at drawing and that they were going to get better at drawing by thinking about drawing? Or if someone said they really wanted to be an excellent chef and figured that the way to be an excellent chef was to keep eating take-out?

That would be silly. Obviously. Yet I notice that some of us kind of live that way when it comes to spiritual growth.
I mentioned a couple weeks ago about intimacy with the Lord and how I think it’s often up to us to lean in. I say that because I know that Jesus has offered us His whole self. How do I know that? Well, Jesus died for us. He gave up the privilege of Heaven and came here to earth and gave us the right to be called daughters. We get to know God! We get to intimately be known by the Lord of the universe. That should shift every single thing about our lives!

Why do I say all of this? It’s because I keep glancing at women as we chat over coffee and I hear a longing for more with little action. And I get it because I’m the same way. I want God to teach me within my understanding. But that is not His way. His way is higher, deeper, wider, better! His way is true and it’s for my joy to love Him with my whole heart.

Last week I talked about how the work is done. Jesus finished all of the work for our salvation and eternal security on the cross. And because the work is done we get to work! We get to as a show of love to our God, demonstrate our faith. We get to live out the things Jesus told us to do. We get to learn the Bible, memorize truth, fast and feast and praise God in every moment of our lives.

Are you? If I was face-to-face with you I’d ask you that. I’d ask you how things are going. Not because I’m judging you but because I care for you! I’d press in and push deeper because I really believe that God loves you a lot and He is ready for you to take a big ‘ol step deeper into His love.
Get it girl. The Lord of the universe loves you. Live like you believe it! 

{photo: @bekahkay}

About the Author

Nadine Schroeder≫ ≫Nadine is a noticer of the many small beauties in the everyday and seeks to be a relentless cheerleader of others. She believes strongly that the Gospel is applicable everyday and that the good life is now. She can be found with a black coffee in hand, eyes watching the ever changing colour of the sky, with a new idea about to be shared on Instagram (@nadinewouldsay) or on her blog http://nadinewoudlsay.com . She lives on the west coast of Canada but while hanging out with us she’ll be moving cross country to Montreal.


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