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Rebecca's Story

Rebecca's Story

Rebecca's passion for Jesus inspires me. Rebecca Everett shared her story with Indian Creek Olathe on Sunday. In case you attend the Gardner campus or you were out of town, I'll pass it on.

I’ve been a lukewarm Christian the majority of my life, and for the majority of my life, I’ve been missing out.  God walked with me, but I did most of the leading.  I knew I was made to worship Him and love Him, but because there were too many other tangible things that stole my time and my love, God never became my ultimate priority.

Thankfully, He loved me too much to leave me that way though, and in order to finally get it, He brought me to the desert where I fought to empty me of me and fill me with all of Him.  And when I finally surrendered it all, God became alive in me. He shouted and broke through my deafness!  He shattered my darkness and washed away my blindness!  I’m breathing and living because of Him! 

For so long I’ve been foolish to think I know better than God…that my ways, my dreams, my plans are better for me than His are. But God is holy, eternal, all-knowing, and all-powerful!  The sun doesn’t rise without getting His permission first.  He is the giver and take of life and everything in it.  And because of all He is, I can’t help myself from falling madly in the love with Him.  Most of us would probably say we love our children so much we would die for them if we had to.  But God did so much more than that.  He took the place of the convicted on death row.  He loves us that much.  And a lot of us might say that we already know that.  I thought I did.  But do we really?  Are we so in love with Him that we would give up anything and everything for Him? 

I have some very deep desires in my heart.  Desires I have tried in my own power to control and desires I thought I could never live without.  God knows them and He hears them as I pray every day believing God’s promises for me are true.  But if I never get married.  If my friend loses his fight with cancer before we’re ready to send him to heaven.  If I’m never able to have more children.  God’s love will be enough.  He will always be more than enough to satisfy me.   

Every decision I make is led by God because I know that apart from Him I am nothing and I never want to find myself living outside of His will.  Nothing I have or desire in this life will ever compare to what God has in store for me in eternity.  That doesn’t mean I don’t have bad days.  I still have painful tear-filled days where life is just plain hard and I feel alone but I daily choose joy because I’m confident that God is who he says he is, and God can do what he says he can do.  As much as I want the best for my daughter and would give her the world if I could because I love her, God loves me so much more than that.  I am loved unconditionally by the creator of the universe and my life will never be the same!

Thanks Rebecca for your transparency. I love what God is doing in you and through you.

Gary Kendall

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