This past weekend Ricky Garcia challenged us to “live past our dead spots”. So many of us encounter death daily in this journey we call “life”. Dead marriages, dead-end jobs, dead dreams, dead people walking….people who are alive but choosing to barely exist instead of truly living.
It made me ponder what the secret or formula to truly living full lives while we have breath is, as facing death in many aspects is a part of living. The average life span today is 74 years, the equivalent of 3,848 weeks, or about 27,000 days.
I have found over and over again in the moments where I have faced death head on, that the secret to living fully is to “Love God will all your heart, soul & mind”.
Matthew 22:37 states:
New International Version
"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
The 2 key words are “love” and “all”. Love is an action word. Requires selflessness, putting ourselves, our desires, our comfort, our motives aside and choosing to love. And notice Jesus said with “all”. He could have said with some of your heart but he said with ALL. Loving with all our hearts, soul & mind is a daily decision to live for something greater than just ourselves.
Thank you for praying for our Oasis. Thank you for being selfless and choosing on countless weekends to die to your circumstances and stand in the gap for that hurting marriage or that lost teen. Thank you for lifting up everything we do as we help others “Be & Make Disciples”.
This week is the 4th weekend of the Month. I am looking forward to having those on the list below praying with us at 8:30 a.m. this Sunday. As always if you missed your Sunday you can join us this Sunday.
Executive Director & Leadership Development
P.S. Please, continue to pray over these on our Prayer Digest.
Posted on Wed, September 24, 2014
by Oasis Team