hard lessons since then via mono and a thyroid disorder. But I'm so thankful!
There are many things we don't have time for but our hours are full of many good things, from reading about Jackie Robinson to playing Lego's, we're enjoying summertime.
My Utmost For His Highest, and it absolutely pierced and spoke to me in a number of ways. I love the "original life" statements and the "never making my experience in surrendering to Christ a principle for others". I want to be a "holy experiment"! Below is only a portion from the entire devotion.
. . . come, follow Me —Luke 18:22
....We have the idea that we can dedicate our gifts to God. However, you cannot dedicate what is not yours. There is actually only one thing you can dedicate to God, and that is your right to yourself (see Romans 12:1). If you will give God your right to yourself, He will make a holy experiment out of you— and His experiments always succeed. The one true mark of a saint of God is the inner creativity that flows from being totally surrendered to Jesus Christ. In the life of a saint there is this amazing Well, which is a continual Source of original life. The Spirit of God is a Well of water springing up perpetually fresh. A saint realizes that it is God who engineers his circumstances; consequently there are no complaints, only unrestrained surrender to Jesus. Never try to make your experience a principle for others, but allow God to be as creative and original with others as He is with you.
If you abandon everything to Jesus, and come when He says, “Come,” then He will continue to say, “Come,” through you. You will go out into the world reproducing the echo of Christ’s “Come.” That is the result in every soul who has abandoned all and come to Jesus.
Have I come to Him? Will I come now?