Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Worship

Today in chapel here at school I was standing singing, worship songs and I began to listen to my words that I was singing... Listening to the words we were singing in praise and I was taken back by the words... We were singing about Jesus' crucifixion and it really convicted me personally.

In Luke 9:23 and 25 it states:


23Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.


25What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?

I guess personally, as I began to think of Christ and the life he lived day in and day out it challenged me a bit. Taking up my personal cross to follow him- it brings a whole new meaning when I envision Christ and the life he lived I feel so small so insignificant and so loved. Such contrasting words but so true. I believe that as I begin to understand the bible more I also find myself digging deeper into my faith wondering what the world is all about and if this, this life I am living is really God expected the church, and his people to be.

I then read further below verse twenty-three and verse twenty five stuck out at me. What good can I see from gaining this world but losing my soul, my being and who I was meant to be. I have spent a lot of time in reflection over this and wondering how I can serve more and how to understand and be an obedient servant of Him.

4 comments:

Julie said...

When my daily crosses seem to much, it's good to remember the ones that He bore. I think the fact that you are trying to find ways to serve Him says alot about how you're on the right road.
(On my blog, I was saying that I love Conference. Our church has a conference every six months that is broadcast over TV and the internet. There is a lot of love involved, though. It always serves to strengthen my resolve to follow the Savior better and makes me feel better about what I'm trying to do.)

BoufMom9 said...

Just beautiful Vic!
How wonderful for you to be searching your soul like this!

I have to say, i find myself completely feeling the words while in church and singing. It's what i LOVE about going to church :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Beautiful and thoughtful - thank you for sharing!!

Mammatalk said...

You are so inspiring!