I am tired of the status quo.
I am tired of scraping by and feeling satisfied with just enough.
God did not call me to live a life that looks like the world. He did not call me to live a life that constantly says “I need to do _________” yet rarely follows through. He didn’t call me to be so comfortable, that I float through life day by day, week by week, and look back and wonder how time went by so fast with little eternal value to show for it.
No more procrastinating, no more satisfaction in something good if there is something better the Lord has in store. I truly believe Satan has used my “I need to’s…” and my “one day I will…” to keep me stuck in a life of the status quo.
The Lord knew I needed a fiery passion burning deep inside to kick me out of this rut. A passion for more…more of Jesus…more of His power…more of knowing Him. I just want more. Jesus fan the flame.
And so, my first blog post is born. I never imagined this is what it would look like, but here it is. Jesus speak to us, let us not accept the status quo of our world as sufficient for our life goals. We need you, we depend on you.
And I’ll leave you with this sweet hymn which I cannot get out of my head this morning:
I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.
I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
Oh, bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.
I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide, or life is vain.
I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.
I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
Oh, make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.
(“I Need Thee Every Hour” by Annie S. Hawks, 1872)