Outlive your Life

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:38 PM Posted by simplyamberl
As we are coming into the new year I'm beginning to look back on this past year of my life.  Have I really lived up to my potential? Have I lived my life to honor God? It's so easy for us to fall back into our routines and forget to make time to remember to honor God in our daily lives.  I know I'm the worst in this area.  I find myself in prayer before bed when I know it should be at the beginning of my day everyday.  I have to make a change.

I have to admit I'm a bit biased about any book written by Max Lucado.  When I received my copy of  Outlive your Life I couldn't wait to dig in.  However, life happens.  The book was laid down for a bit. Now normally I can read through a book in a day or so.  I usually read at bedtime because it relaxes me and shuts everything else out temporarily.  I love that. However, life happens.

When I reopened this book to begin reading it again it was as if an awakening in my spirit occurred.  I suppose God does have a right time for his plans.  It's as if finally I could soak it all in bit by bit.  As he always has a talent to do, Max once again speaks to me.  I love his language.  The tone he sets.  Kinda makes you think outside the box.  One of my favorite verses from the book is:
"Humble yourselves before God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Come close to God, and God will come close to you." 
(James 4:7-8 NLT)
How can I change my life if I don't change my outlook.  I can't.  It's somewhat humbling to know that early followers had struggles in their walk too.  They wondered if God could hear them.  They forgot.  I don't want to forget.  I don't want to rush.  Our lives are always going to be hectic, but that doesn't mean we can't slow down and make him a priority.  So here's to a new year and a new walk.

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