What Fuels Your Life?
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“Jesus said to them, ‘My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work.’” (John 4:34, AMP)
What fuels yours life? Jesus said the source of strength and life is found in doing the will of the Father and finishing His work. Just as human beings are desperately dependent on oxygen to keep living moment by moment, our new creation bodies are sustained by doing the will of the Father. Fulfilling the Father’s perfect will is the oxygen that sustained Jesus every moment on earth.
The surrendered life is one that is fueled by God alone. All other motivations and purposes for living have become worthless. Even personal callings and ministries have become worthless compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ.
To those living the surrendered life to live is to glorify Christ. As long as the Father wills me to be on this earth, I will live to gain for the Lamb, all the while longing and yearning with all my heart to go home to be with Christ. Though the surrendered life yearns with great intensity to exert the greatest eternal impact on this world, personal ministry and fulfilling personal callings have become completely worthless compared to knowing Christ. In the surrendered life one becomes completely lost in the Father’s will, desiring only to fulfill the mission the Father has sent me to this earth to complete.
Complete surrender is motivated by one sole purpose. Paul talks about complete surrender in Philippians 3:8-10:
“What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.”
Father, Help me not to stand in the way of the work You want to do in and through me. Amen
Questions: What fuels your life? What is your motivation for living and the reason you wake up in the morning?