Coming Alive In Christ

Coming Alive In Christ

What does it mean to come alive?  One of the definitions of life is this:  Vitality, vigor, or energy.  So coming alive can be seen as finding that purpose or calling that brings you strength, enthusiasm, and a plentiful supply of energy.  

CDD Come Alive Howard Thurman
 
Don’t you find this so true?  The world is full of people who have been dulled, dimmed, blunted by life.  Just living out their lives as if it were a repetitive check list…
  • Wake Up
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Take Care of Responsibilities
  • Eat Dinner
  • Sleep
Repeat.
 
Living life day to day with no passion.
No joy.
No vitality.
Searching…  Looking constantly in want of something that you just can’t seem to find. A fullness, a joy, an excitement that just seems always JUST beyond your fingertips.
 
But maybe you have felt that passion. Maybe you have felt that leap in your heart or the butterflies in your stomach that are indicative of that something that your soul ACHES to do. Something that brings you immeasurable joy, happiness, and truly makes you come alive with hope and excitement from deep down inside your bones.
 
But doubt… That vicious doubt steps in and rattles of “reason” that says, “But you can’t do that…” or “She’s already doing it and she’s doing it better than you could.” or “You’re not qualified to do that.” Crushing your dreams, siphoning off your hope, and stealing your joy.
 
Well, let me offer you this sweet sister. In Ephesians 3, Paul pens this prayer for the church and people in Ephesus, and it is a prayer that I have for you today.
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. 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.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” ~Ephesians 3:14-21 (Emphasis added.)

You see that?  God can make it happen.  He is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or even just imagine!   

Our Heavenly Father is calling us.  And He qualifies us, and not because of our degree, our certifications, or our fancy list of accomplishments…  No, He qualifies us for no other reason than the fact that He has called us.  (Check my out the free printable on the homepage for more affirmations that you are called by God.)  

CDD Availability NOT Ability

We have been uniquely called for a specific purpose to bring glory and honor to God.  And HE will accomplish His will through our willing availability, not our humanly acquired ability.  

So listen to that ache.  Bring it to Christ in prayer and ask Him to reveal His plans to you, as He willingly desires to do!  (Check out that promise in Ephesians 1:7-10)

Look for that way that God has designed you:  Specifically.  Strategically.  Purposefully.  Uniquely.  That way He has designed you to bring life and light to a world that is dull and dying.  Find it, and pursue it faithfully, step by step, as God leads you into the fullness of coming alive in your calling.

6 comments

  1. Detola says:

    Ah love this post.. i agree that most people are living mundane lives. I like what Joyce Meyer said once- there is never a boring day with the Holyspirit.

  2. Rayna says:

    Kierstin,
    Thanks for the great reminder of how important it is to stay committed to our calling! There is nothing like doing what God created us to do.
    Blessings,
    Rayna

  3. Kathleen says:

    Thank you for this! I love the elegance of your blog, so peaceful; and with an encouraging message. I needed the reminder that it’s not my list but His provision that counts.

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