Tying yourself to God.
This is what Daniel did. He tied himself to God so that when he faced trials he could stand strong in his faith. This is what we need to do. We need to tie ourselves to God so that when the world is going crazy all around us, we have something to hold onto. We need to tie ourselves to God so that we can find out who we are and what we were created to do. We are not meant to live cookie cutter lives. God has a much bigger plan for us and we have to tie ourselves to Him to figure that out. We need to tie ourselves to God so that we can go slay dragons. But we can only slay dragons by planting ourselves in God's garden.
We live in a culture that is built on SELF. Everybody builds their own kingdom with their own castle and their own walls. Everybody builds a kingdom for themselves, surrounding themselves, about themselves. Then you have God's kingdom. This is where Daniel lived, in God's kingdom. He abandoned his own castle where everything could have been all about him all the time and went to a totally different kingdom all together. A kingdom that was all about selflessness instead of selfishness.
Todays society is most definitely not jumping at the walls trying to get into God's selfless castle. Society is filled with selfish castles on every available space. On the second day of CIY we were asked to look at our own lives and decided if we were living in the selfless castle or the selfish castle. So today, I'm asking you the same question. Which kingdom are you living for?
After we had a few seconds to dwell on the answer of this question, a few lines from a poem were read to us. "Only one life, 'twill soon be past, / Only what's done for Christ will last." These two lines from C.T. Studd's poem definitely hit their mark when my ears heard them. After he read those two lines, our speaker looked out into the crowd of teens watching him intently and said something along the lines of this: "I hope that you are living in God's selfless kingdom. I hope that you are working to expand that kingdom in you daily life. I hope that you are being a kingdom worker."
I hope that you, as in the person reading this, are living in God's kingdom. I hope that you tie yourself to God. I hope that you live a life that will be remembered as something great. We are not meant to live cookie cutter lives. We are meant for something greater. We are meant to slay dragons. We are meant to be kingdom workers. I hope that you remember what God has done for you because only He can satisfy the restlessness in your soul. He has poored his life out for you at your worst. How could you not poor your life out for Him?
About the Author:
I am Bridges or at least on here I am. Basically, I am a teen. I have many hopes and dreams, many fears and insecurities that I let hold me back. There is so much that goes on in my life. Sometimes it is a struggle, and that what this site is about.
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