Thursday, May 26, 2011

Considering our worth....

What am I worth? What in life is worth living for? What in life is worth dying for? Would I consider the costs of stepping out if I thought there was no gain? Would God really call someone with a heart for the people but few skills? Would I ever really know the worth I was to people?

Recently I attended a fundraiser for a friend who has cancer and has added medical expenses. It may be difficult to ask for help, but honestly their funeral may be the only time people gather to celebrate. What about celebrating life while still here on earth.

What about knowing who came to your funeral, who values your friendship, who made the time to celebrate a life lived to the fullest with giving the only thing we can not take back...time.
I suppose you can say my love language is time spent. I believe that if someone wants to spend money on a gift it is very nice, but I am much happier with spending time with them. All this talk of life and dying has had me thinking.
Missions is my passion, I wish some days it would go away but God has placed such a burden that it is un mistakable, hard to ignore, impossible to forget and like the little guy that sits on my shoulder as my conscience, it is always with me.
I have a good job, an amazing husband, family, kids, house, so much more than many others in the world, but my richness comes in experience and living life. I know God is not finished with using a simple servant like me, and for that I am thankful.
I do not need to know who is going to be at my funeral, i just need to know HE is meeting me and I have the promise of everlasting life in heaven. WOW, that is priceless!

I do want to live a life worth of my heavenly father here on earth, I do want to live a life of love and mercy, respect and honour, grace and forgiveness. I can because I am, what HE is, in me. HE has given me the gift of hospitality and some would say the gift of writing (LOL) but through my writing I can reach those that I cannot invite into my home. So can I make a difference in this world? Absolutely, some of my heroes have spurred me on to be priceless, to be worthy, to make change, to think outside the box, to be remembered for something.

I am worth nothing in monetary value (that is the truth) but I am worth so much more in kingdom finance. So here's to God's economy, praying that you and I will embrace the passions He puts before us and that we are able to live a life worthy of HIS plan for us.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech

"Stop determining your worth and value by what other people say. Be determined by what the Word of God (scriptures)says." "Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway."
Joyce Meyer (I Dare You: Embrace Life with Passion)

Don't you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are. ~Jo Blackwell-Preston

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to. ~W.C. Fields

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~Vincent Van Gogh

Amen...ready to paint the next scene in your life? 

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