Pages

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I don't want more of God anymore

One thing I've said on my blog, in my heart and out loud a lot is that "I want more of God"
Today I take that back. 

This past weekend Gene and I attended Family Life's Weekend to Remember conference. We've helped with it for the last 6 years and attended a total of 7 years and we strongly believe what they teach at these conferences has been the very tool God has used to save our marriage. But this year I learned something different that had everything to do with me being the bride of Christ instead of the bride of Gene.

It was Saturday afternoon and we were at the end of session 5: What Every Marriage Needs: God's Power for Oneness. The last page of the session there was this sentence that wouldn't leave me. 

As we grow, we don't get more of God...
He gets more of us.

No longer will I ask God to surrender to me, instead I will ask Him to help me surrender all to Him.
I can't get enough of His Word and the more He gets in me, the more I am usable to Him. 
Have Your way Sweet Jesus, have Your way in this woman with a past only You could forgive and find a way to use for Your glory. I love You more now than I did even an hour ago.

The new yearning in my heart. 

As I grow, I don't get more of God...
He gets more of me. 


14 comments:

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I <3 your < 3 sweet friend!!!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Very powerful!

peace~elaine

Cindy said...

Thank you for a good word to think about. I agree!

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Great post Lelia. I'm honored to walk this journey of discovering how to truly walk in faith with you.

You are a precious woman.

libeth622 said...

LOVE IT!!!

Believing Him~Pamela

Jennifer said...

SO GOOD!!! Such truth to it...

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

awesome truth here today sweet friend! so true - indeed God deserves much more of us!

Mining for Diamonds said...

Powerful word, great perspective! I agree! Blessings!!!

Rachel Beran said...

Good, good stuff, Lelia! I'm going to write this one down in my journal. Thanks for sharing! I lover hearing your heart. You are a dear, dear sister. :)

SINCERITY said...

Amen. May we all continue falling in love with God, the lover of our souls.

Mari said...

Me too Leloa! Me too!

Sonya Schroeder said...

How awesome girl. I went to this conference 2 years ago and because of finaces we have not been able to attend again. It was life changing and know what you mean when you right about attending. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. When we learn to surrender EVERYTHING to God our whole life looks completely different!! Big hugs girl!!

Kelly L said...

Love it! I will have to use that phrase...
Thanks.
Love to you
Kelly
I've Become My Mother
Kelly's Ideas
Amazing Salvation

Anonymous said...

hay dear thanx for ur words .evn i trstd god like anything instd of misery pain n dispair but it nvr grew small but hit me bk manytime fold.if we rn't easd than let us face hardship widout thin thread of god