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Sunday, 26 August 2012

The True Reason

  I've been posting all about what we as Christian girls should be like. I've suggested many things to improve our behaviour and ourselves (among other things, but mostly that). You've shared you views on crushes and modesty - stuff to do with improving ourselves. And while I believe this is all good and valid, I think that we may need to be reminded of why we do all this.

 We often get so caught up in the 'doing' and 'being' that we lose our focus. We need to remember that we love Jesus - that's why we try to do what he wants. "If you love me, you will obey what I command." (John 15:15) He's saved us, and wants only the best for us - that's why we obey him. Cause seriously, why wouldn't we want to! Man, we have two awesome reasons for living out our faith: gratitude and our benefit! Also, God loves us so much! "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" (1 John 3:1a) On Friday night my youth leader reminded me that God loves looking at us when we shine for Him. We're like sunflowers in His garden which He enjoys. He LOVES to spend time with us! When we obey Him, He's cheering us on! God loves us more than I can find words to say! When we think of it like that, it puts our obedience and 'doing' into perspective.

 So sit back. Take a breather. Remember why we do what we do, why we strive so hard, why we run the race.

Your sister and comrade in the race,

Cassie xoxoxo