I was running some errands this morning before I went to work. I had the radio on, surprise, surprise. I heard a song that caused a huge smile and was a great reminder about why I'm really here on earth. The song is Hosanna by Hillsong, and the part that I really liked was:
Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your kingdom's cause
As I walk from earth into....Eternity.
It made me think that I don't know the big picture. I should be praying more that God opens my eyes to the things unseen. I don't mean in the way that He reveals the future to me. I want to understand my Savior in a deep way, for Him to reveal more of His character to me so I can better grasp who He is and how much He really does love me. That in turn makes me more like Him, which ties into the "break my heart for breaks His". Constantly making me think of what is behind my motivation, understanding why I'm here, and loving people as He loves me. I've said this before, my life isn't my own, it's God's life. He can do with it what He wants. I need to give Him the glory He deserves and die to myself.
Romans 8:18, 24-25 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. (Lots of good verses in between.) For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.