Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Whatever it Takes

This post has nothing to do with my Mom, just some thoughts...

Awhile ago, actually a long while ago, I was thinking about all the things I had changed in my life when becoming a christian. Some were easy, but others were just so tough. Then the Lord put it all into perspective for me. If I really wanted to marry a certain guy, it wouldn't matter what he wanted me to change, I would do it. Anything to please him, or to get the chance to marry him. Normally, I don't wear skirts all the time, and I don't wear a head covering. These are things I thought I would never do. But if the one I was going to marry wanted me to, I wouldn't care. Anything to please him because I would love him. I'd do whatever it takes to marry that person. So, why isn't it like that with God. These are just going to be random things, not things that apply to me. But if God said, No PG-13 movies, and no dating, and no public school, why do we get upset? Or even deeper, no arguing, loving our enemies, and not complaining. Instead of asking God, why, or why can't we, we should do whatever he says, because we love him. And one day we want to live with him. We should do whatever it takes, just like in marriage. It's hard for me to always remember this, I still question some things, like why shouldn't girls work, or why does sickness happen, but it ultimately doesn't matter. If this is what the Lord is giving me, I know I need it. And I need to be okay to change anything that he says. What's my ultimate goal? TO LIVE FOREVER WITH HIM!

I just thought I'd share that with all of you. I hope it makes some since. Sometimes I have all the thoughts in my head, but getting them onto paper is the difficult part. :)


Katie Marie said...

Thank you for your thoughts, Danielle. You've given me something (more!) to think about--

"And I need to be okay to change anything that he says."

Amen! And why? Because His way is righteousness and truth. How can we go on without it? :-)

Blessings and prayers!

Cheryl said...


Something that's been striking me lately is this:

God is good... no matter what. He loves us... no matter what.

it only sounds simple if you've got it easy...