Life to the Fullest

A guest blog I posted that didn’t make it to my own blog … how did I miss that? I hope you enjoy it.

clapping hands“And then … and then …,” Sadie’s words tripped over her tongue. Her mind was moving faster than her lips could keep up.

I love listening to children tell stories. They become so animated; experiencing each and every syllable as they speak it. Their eyes become so expressive. They giggle and their hands can’t hold still. They bounce as if there are ants in their pants when they share. Kids … I just love them and their energy. They’re full of life, expression, and excitement.

What would happen if I shared that same type of excitement when I talk about my Lord and what he’s given me? Maybe bouncing and shaking my hands when I share the story of how God’s grace and mercy (grace being what God gives that we don’t deserve and mercy being what God doesn’t give that we do deserve) filled my heart. It’s even more exciting than the story my little friend Sadie tried to tell.

Paul’s excitement is shared with the Ephesians in his letter to them. Ephesians 3:17b-19 reads:

“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

I can’t remember the last time I had to gasp for air from being so excited sharing the Good News with other. I need to re-evaluate what really excites me. How about you?

Father, stir a fire of excitement in my heart for what excites you. Help me remember all that you have given me. Remind me of the price Jesus paid for my salvation. I have done nothing to earn your gift, yet it is the sweetest gift I could have ever received. Help me share your goodness with enthusiasm. I pray this in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

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