Thursday, October 27, 2005

Two Questions....



How have you been convinced of the meaninglessness of living outside of Christ's lordship?

What would help you turn your desire for meaning in life into a wholehearted pursuit of God?

15 comments:

HeyJules said...

How have you been convinced of the meaninglessness of living outside of Christ's lordship?

The fact that without Him as my center I no longer cared to be alive and almost took my own life.

What would help you turn your desire for meaning in life into a wholehearted pursuit of God?

All it took was waking up the morning after I felt like that and realizing I was still here because of Him.

Those seemed like they were going to be too really hard questions and yet, look how easily I found the answer. : )

HeyJules said...

Okay, seriously, how stupid am I that I spelled "two" wrong? Geez!

Gayla said...

Brokeness

Pilot Mom said...

I'm glad Jules you were not successful! :)

Gayla...{{{{hugs}}}}

~Jennifer said...

I'm become convinced that living outside of Christ's lordship is meaningless after beating my head up against the same brick wall over and over, running to a well that is empty over and over, and only slowly over time have I realized that Christ is the only source for the life I've been looking for. If only I had spent all that energy in a wholehearted pursuit of God. Where might I be now? No matter, I'm sure I'm exactly where he wants me.

Pilot Mom said...

Jennifer, the important thing is that you are now wholeheartedly in pursuit of God! Good for you! If you ever get discouraged just give me a holler and I'll begin praying immediately! :)

~Jennifer said...

Thank you, Claire. You know, it's a little scary because I've been a Christian for a long time and I have honestly been wholeheartedly in pursuit of God many other times in the past. It's just so easy to let life's busyness get in the way and before you know it you look around and notice that you've forgotten how to hear God's voice. So, I find myself wondering how long I will cling to him before something else steals my attention. I do know that he always finds a way to get my attention back, though. I just wish I weren't such a problem child. ;-)

Pilot Mom said...

Oh, Jennifer, don't we all wish that? :)

Joe said...

Allowing Him the throne of our lives is the most important thing we can do...and that we don't really do, He does at our invitation.

Pilot Mom said...

So true, Joe. BTW, tell Bonnie I miss her site. Why did it disappear? :)

Melissa said...

I'm back and I really want to answer this question more fully, but I will have to revisit it possibly in my own blog! but I think this weeks visit with my friend Teresa solidified that my life would be meaningless without Christ...I'm working through the second question because I've been really selfish lately, but I think it will take the Refiner's Fire!

Pilot Mom said...

I look forward to when you revisit it, Melissa! Keep me posted on when that is. {{{hugs}}}

Corry said...

I was shown that I tried to do it "my way" almost all my life and never was happy.

There is no happiness outside of God:-)

God's Grace.

Lorna said...

for me Christ is the well from which I drink. If I don't - I die of thirst. Shrivel up - surface and below surface

does that make sense?

Pilot Mom said...

Oh, yes, Lorna, it DOES make sense. It reminds me of the verse in Psalm 42:1-2 where the deer pants after the water and David's soul thirts after God. I'm right there with you! :)