Kid’s song from my past says: “Running over, running over; my cup is full and running over. Since the Lord saved me, I’m as happy as can be; my cup is full and running over.” By it, children were taught that life with Jesus can be great, happy, joyful. True words. I agree with the song for kiddies. But there comes a time as a Christian matures, that he recognizes being saved – having the Lord – is not enough.
Nora Edinger hits this thought hard in her blog called “When God is Not Enough.” I’m passing along a quote today from that blog.”
“God in my life” just isn’t enough. It’s “God’s life in me” that’s necessary.
Having “God in my life” is so much on “me” and what he does for “me”; having “God’s life in me” makes me feel responsible to look and act like him. So I’m left with this take-away. Whose life am I living? Am I living God’s life or am I living my life? If I’m “Running Over,” is the overflow my life or God’s life?
I hope you will hop over and read Nora’s blog. Thank you, Nora, for this lesson.
About oneta hayes
Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...