Saturday, April 9, 2011

Everything to Me

سلام لكم في هذا اليوم
Today I'm going to a teacher appreciation dinner at our local CEF office. That's right. I'm a teacher, and I'm going to be appreciated. They luffles me.

LOL, not really. I am a teacher, and that's how I got an invitation to this deal, but there are also going to be 39 other CEF teachers there. So it's not all for me. Though one of my friends did bake cupcakes for the event, and those are mostly for me.

I got volunteered to sing a song at this deal, along with another lady. We're singing "Everything to Me," and it's been sort of stuck in my head for the past half-week. So I thought, hey, don't let a good idea go to waste, so I'm going to blog about it.
You're everything to me, You're more than a story, more than words on a page of history. You're the air that I breathe, the water I thirst for, and the ground beneath my feet...You're everything to me, Lord, You're everything to me.
These lyrics encompass everything the Christian life is supposed to mean. It's not supposed to be about us, it's not supposed to be about our wants, needs, desires. It's supposed to be about the One who died for us. It's supposed to be about the one who makes the sun rise and the stars to shine. Our whole lives are supposed to be about magnifying and glorifying him.

Last night I was thinking about that verse that talks about abiding in Jesus Christ. I find it interesting that it doesn't talk about Jesus Christ indwelling me. It talks about me abiding in him.

To me, that means that I'm supposed to, quite literally, be the body of Jesus Christ. My feet are no longer mine, they are his. My hands are no longer my own, they are his. My heart should beat in time with his, and break over everything that hurts him.

I think that might be one of the problems in America today. Christians have forgotten what it means to be the body of Christ. They've stopped letting Christ be everything to them, and have gotten sidetracked on all these other things. They've forgotten what it means to abide, to have the world see Christ instead of them.

So yeah. Just my thoughts for this morning. They're a little deep for 9:30. But that's okay.

爱於耶穌,
~Liberty

5 comments:

Cassie said...

Liberty:

Here is my reply to your comment on my Robin Hood post. If you reply, please comment back on the same post on my blog, so I'm sure to see it. Thanks!

You're going to make one? That's awesome. I wish that I could sew. I'd make myself a hoodie like Robin's. Really? I don't really like Tuck. Kate is so annoying, but she's not half as bad a Isabella! I loathed Kate, and then, once Isabella came along, my hate turned into a strong dislike. Kate, I do not like. XD

Cassie said...

Kyla: Please leave any replies on my blog, La-di-da-di-da, etc.

Okay, that sounds more like me. I have tons of plans and at least once a week I say, "I wish I could sew" but, alas, it is not to be.

You like Tuck? Am I the only one that found him to be slightly aggravating?

Uggg! Don't get me started on how much I hate Isabella and Kate, because you'll regret it because we'll be here all day. I could have handled Kate if she and Allan ended up together, but once she set her sights on Robin, I viewed her as a predator to Marian's memory. Also, since she joined the gang, I felt like they were trying to make her a bit like Djaq too and Djaq is was to wonderful to have anyone try to take her place.

Becky said...

Greetings Liberty,

Your passion for Christ and dedication to live for Him, being His hands and feet is wonderful and inspirational.

God bless you, dear one, and may your light be a brilliant beacon to all who witness it to the TRUTH.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Becky

P.S. I donated to your exciting summer project ~ if you would like, "friend" me on FB...I'd like to "message" you. "Becky Reeser Terry"

Emily Shae said...

Hey!
Thanks for the comment. 80 degree weather, sweet! We've had 70 degree weather all week, but not we're going to get rain all next week. Bummer. Enjoy your weather!

Em

jordyn said...

that song is so pretty! i saw it performed my sign language dancers (okay, i know that's not their official name but whatevs) and it was so neat!

anyways, good news! you won my giveaway!!! woohoo!!! email me your address (jferguson@tfc.edu) and i'll send that out monday.

have a great weekend!