Have you ever wondered what God thinks about what we do for Him? How does it make Him feel when we truly follow His plan for us?
Well, when I was worshiping the Lord today, He showed me this story, or vision. It just unrolled before me.
There was this ordinary, Christian man. This man was busy living life day by day, a life of normalcy one could say. Then, one day, a stranger came up to the man, and asked him if he could show him something that would change his (the christian man’s) life. Well at first the man resisted the stranger…but as the stranger kept insisting, he finally gave in and followed the stranger. The Stranger brought him to an art gallery. The building was huge…but the walls were pretty much bare, a few pictures scattered in places, but otherwise empty. After walking around the disappointing gallery for a while, the man finally had to ask, “Why are we here?”…..the stranger looked around at the empty building for a few moments, then responded, “can’t you see?…. this is the gallery of the life you’ve lived for Christ”……
You see, this man had lived a few moments of his life for Christ, but not near enough to make any sort of significance in this gallery….but this is the gallery in which the Lord longs to see filled. Each moment we truly live for Him he posts in this gallery. He cherishes every piece of work He hangs in there, just as a parent charishes the art work of their little children. To begin to fill this gallery up, we need to daily live our life for Him. We need to learn to push our desires aside, and chase after His desires for us. Dying to our flesh, and living in the Lord is key in this proccess. We also should have Him check our motives constantly: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” -Psalm 139:23-24. As when we begin to live life this way, we will begin to notice that the building, or gallery, of our life lived for Christ cannot contain the amount of things the Lord has to put on display from us.
So let us not leave our galleries empty. But let us begin to live life as to fill them up. Lets begin to truly live our lives for Jesus.