Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Take Over Me

Now that summer school is done, I have been able to experience actual summer time fun activities. It started with  my trip to Redondo Beach, and now I get to have little day trips here and there, and focus on my best friend's wedding. But along with my fun day trips here and there, my ability to stay up a little later, and sleep in a tiny bit longer, I look most forward to my mornings with Jesus. The time when I wake up, turn the coffee pot on, and wait for the sun to poke out on my deck chair where I sit in quietness. I read through my devotional book, look up verses, and thanks to my handy i-phone I can turn Pandora on and worship my Jesus. Aaron Shust is my "go-to" Pandora station if you are looking for a good one, btw.
Just this morning I was sitting in the sunshine listening to the song by Aaron Shust called "Take Over." What a beautiful message. What a selfless message, for I instantly interpreted that as Jesus using my physicality to do good for his Kingdom. If Jesus steps in and speaks on my behalf, and places me with people and situations for a reason, then who would I rather have speaking for me? To live selflessly, with compassion, with intention, with love, respect and a heart to serve. That is how I want to live my life. But I know the only way I can do that is through Christ taking over for me. Alone: I am selfish, inconsiderate, bossy, stubborn, angry, ugly. With Christ I can do anything because it is through Him that I find my strength. (Philippians 4:13)
Friends, let us live lives in sacrifice for a better, everlasting dream that is focused and is taken over by our Heavenly Father! What better way is there to live? I know I can't do it alone. So my prayer today, and everyday would be that Christ would take over.

Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day: Here are some photos of my Labor Day

 (Fair time Food)

 (My very first friend ever: Miss Lindsey, met when we were 4)
 (Oregon State Fair to see Jake Owen... YEEHAW)
(Me and Boyfriend at my families Labor Day BBQ)

Happy first day back to school all you youngins' I miss those days already. But maybe not that much, because I am off to go hiking with my dear friend Katie Campbell in the Gorge, so I guess I'm getting the better deal. Is that mean? I'm sorry? I didn't say I was perfect... just said I wanted Jesus to take over for me. Work in progress. 

Love and Hiking for the first time this Summer... ree-dic. 

-Kate



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