This year I have been on a quest.
Jesus said that it was the most important aspect of a Christian's life.
The greatest commandment: love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
The second greatest: love your neighbor as yourself.
That's a lot sometimes, isn't it?
Heard a good quote about it today: "It is the very nature of love to forget itself for the sake of others. It takes their needs and makes them its own. It finds real joy in living and dying for others as Christ did."
Sometimes true love requires total denial of what we really want.
That's true in our relationship with Jesus. Because we love him, we have to deny the desires of our flesh.
The beauty of it all is that we can do this, with full confidence that our heavenly reward is waiting and the Father is watching.
May we all have the courage to live out His desires....and begin living what He's already working in us.