♥Lorelie Castil. 20 years old. Set-apart Girl. Philippines♥
This life left me feeling as though I had no self-worth, no value and no one to turn to. But JESUS CHRIST made me realize that I have greater worth than gold and taught me to never again find fault to what He has so fearfully and wonderfully made. I am created to go far, to go & preach the Gospel to all nations. I am infinitely thankful because God redeemed me from the empty way of life. My past doesn't define my worth or value. I am defined by who I am now in Christ.
Long-termed, sustained, gospel-motivated obedience can come only from faith in what Jesus has already done, not fear of what we must do. Any obedience not grounded in or motivated by the Gospel, is unsustainable.
The wildest part is that Jesus doesn’t have to love us. His being is utterly complete and perfect, apart from humanity. He doesn’t need me or you. Yet He wants us, chooses us, even considers us His inheritance. The greatest knowledge we can ever have is knowing God treasures us.
Giving your life to God is not about doing certain things to the extreme. It is about giving up control of all areas of your life- relationships, possessions, plans, hopes, dreams, fears, all of it- to God.