Daughter of the King: What Are You Living For?

DaughteroftheKing

Written by: Christi Given

This entry will be a thought provoking journal to say the least. I have been thinking about life, death, its cycles of growth, loss, love, joy, hopes, failures, dreams, faith, and heart-ache. There are seasons in life and depending on which season you are in (some may always think of this thought), you may or may not ask yourself what I challenge you to further engage: what are you living for??? 

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I have experienced much loss in my life. My Dad passed away when I was a freshman in High School and it was one of the hardest experiences I had to go through. I got through the loss and this storm through walking with the Lord, through the support of family, my friends, and also with the valuable support of my church. I also have seen young people at my High School face death through sudden accidents, sickness, and other unfortunate reasons. In addition, my Grandparents on my Mother’s side of the family and other relatives have gone on to be with the good Lord. I have seen life, death, healing and miracles. I know God is so real and loves ALL of His people. He created us, he loves us, he wants a relationship with us…not religion. A genuine relationship-that we DESIRE to read his Word, to talk with him in prayer and to fellowship with his people -who are the church. The church is not a building, but the body of Christ. During these seasons of ups, and downs I have been very thankful that I have had such love, and strong godly relationships in my life.

My question for you is: 

Are you living by going through the motions? Are you living for a bigger purpose than yourself-to further God’s Kingdom? Are you a servant of the Lord in love? Do you live for a paycheck or salary? Do you live for family? Do you live for Friday nights and the anticipation of the weekend? Are you investing in the eternal or only earthly investments? What are you really living for???

On this earth, it is hard at times to think eternally or beyond what is seen but I can’t help to think on the things in heaven, the new earth, the future of God’s Kingdom, His everlasting reign, the eternal peace, joy, and love we will live in. No more tears, sorrow or sadness. Wow, what a thought. But for now, as always there is reality. We have a purpose here to accomplish and hopefully you are moving towards that goal or living out that God given purpose.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. “– 2 Corinthians 4:18

 It is not about us. As much as we want to think it is, it’s not. It is all about the Father and the Son and giving honor to the King of Kings. In the culture and society we live in, the mind-frame is the opposite: Do what is best for YOU, climb the ladder for YOUR success, YOUR family, YOUR life…No, it is not about you, you, you.

Yes, God desires us to have life abundantly and to the fullest (John 10:10) but those who have found the hidden treasure of the one TRUTH and have found that fulfilling life-giving Word of God, we DO live an overflowing life. Psalm 23 says, “You anoint my head with oil, my cup OVERFLOWS.” Yes, it sure does! I am so beyond grateful, thankful, and blessed.

I was meditating on the words in the Bible in Psalm 23 where is says, in verse 6 “…goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of my life..” 

I kept hearing it in a unique way, the Lord pointed out to me the word right before “goodness and mercy..” it says…” SURELY goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” ❤ I just love that! It is FOR SURE!

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Not maybe, or possibly but the living Word of God says, “SURELY!” Sounds like a guarantee to me! David sounds very confident in this. It almost is worded as a promise. I love Gods word, His truth. It is inspiring, life giving and full of depth and richness.

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I hope you cling to the Word of God, His truth for your life and that you will live in purpose on purpose for His glory and that His GOODNESS will follow you! Be blessed today, I love you. May God get all of the glory and honor.

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