His Word for My Week comes from our dear friend, Rachelle DeJong, in the form of her Valedictory Address at King's College in New York City. How encouraged we were to be challenged by her Godly insight. We praise her for her correct priorities of "seeking first the kingdom of God and His rightousness," submitting to God's calling for her life on a moment-by-moment, day-by-day basis, and seeking to be obedient to His commandments. She has chosen the correct Master.
Reflecting on her words, I think of Luke 17:10, where Christ states, "When ye have done all those things which are commaned you, say, we are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do." Profit comes out of going beyond duty serving with a sincere and grateful heart because Christ has given all and all to Him we owe! There is no room for pride in what we have done...no kuddos, no electric lights, and no slaps on the back for a job well done. It is not that we have allowed God to use us, but that He has given us the privilege to serve in His name in the first place. Rachelle sums up life's pursuits well with her statement: "Paradoxically, when we give up our earthly aspirations to seek the eternal kingdom, we find that in the end, we have sacrificed nothing. The more we submit our desires to God, the more he fulfills our desires by changing them to fit what he has willed for us."
Friday, May 31, 2013
His Word for My Week - Rachelle's Valedictory Address
Posted by Gen Cornish at 10:44 AM