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Friday, July 10, 2015

He Hits The Restart!

It's not what we do that matters, but what a sovereign God chooses to do through us. God doesn't want our success; He wants us. —Charles Colson

Wow. That is powerfully true. Sometimes it's easy to feel like we always need to do 

things to measure up to other people, to be one step up on the ladder to feel like we 


are better than someone else. Or maybe because we want to be known for our 


successful doings so the world can love us....But that's not what God wants at all! He 


wants US. It's that simple. He wants us to surrender all to Him! And when 


we do,everything else will fall in place. I know I myself am guilty of not fully surrendering 


certain aspects of my life to Jesus, just because I think I can figure things out on my own. 


am sorry to say that sometimes I do think I can do things on my own  


without anyone's help...but Jesus, so merciful and so loving is there to convict me and 


show me of my pride and my absolute need to let Him take over. In other words, "Jesus 


take the wheel! Take it from my hands, because I can't do it on my own." :) Truly though, 


when we do let Jesus take the wheel, all those little things we thought were issues 


and couldn't figure out on our own, just fallinto place perfectly. He gives us such joy as  never before. He wants us to want nothing but Him...because He  is the One who satisfies us fully! One of my very favorite songs states this perfectly:  

Make me broken
So I can be healed
'Cause I'm so calloused
And now I can't feel
I want to run to You
With heart wide open
Make me broken

'Til You are my one desire
'Til You are my one true love
'Til You are my breath, my everything
Lord, please keep making me

        
It's true...Jesus does want us to be broken. Broken to see how much we are sinners and how much we so need Him. He showed me His love and mercy. He loved me even when I was unlovable. That's how amazing our God is.....He turns everything around in our lives!  He hits the restart!