I watched the movie Compelled by Love last night again, and what jumped out at me was the way that others described Heidi Baker’s life: Infectious. Her love and passion for Jesus is like a contagious disease, and one can tell when someone has been with Heidi by their passion and sensitivity to the presence of God.
Could anything more amazing be said about someone’s life? I don’t want to say that I haven’t been living a passionate life for Jesus; I have been. However, it would not be a true relationship if I did not always want more; more of Him and more of His love. I spent a lot of time yesterday trying to imagine what that might look like in my life – to have an infectious life, filled and fueled by the Holy Spirit. How might my life need to be restructured so that God would have more room to move in me?
I read a truth yesterday, that God fills us to our capacity to be filled as we open ourselves up to Him. Therefore we must always be emptying ourselves so that He might fill us more. I am not perfect by any means, but maybe my holes and imperfections could make me a leaky vessel that is constantly spilling out God’s presence and love wherever I go. I just don’t want anything else for my life. Anything else is simply empty and meaningless. When you have tasted of God, everything else isn’t even worth comparing to that joy.
I do not want to be complacent. I look out my window and see a million needs. God, what would you have me do today? Who would you have me touch? How would you call me to be generous today? I don’t only want to be filled with peace; I want to be filled with passion. I want to have a love that surpasses the fear that I might have in talking to someone I don’t know or in praying for someone who has a need that I could never understand.
Today is my day off from work, but I never have a day off from following Jesus. His life was infectious, and He lives in me. I can’t keep it inside. Lord, would you make my life infectious today?
I love the words of this song. Let it inspire you today!