Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. – 1 Timothy 6:17, NLT
We are to enjoy the things that God has given us. That includes today, this very moment. Too many times we are looking ahead or looking back, but rarely are we enjoying the moment we are in. Today be a good steward of your time, but also practice enjoy the everyday moments in your life because they end up being the most precious.
Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom! – Luke 12:32, AMP
Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear. We have many opportunities in our lives to be seized with alarm and struck with fear. We have to remember that we are not alone. God is always with us. And fear is our faith working in the negative. Instead we need to put our faith to work in the positive…and the best way to do that, that antidote to fear, is to start praising God for who He is, for what He has done and for what He has promised to do. That’s your faith in action. That’s the antidote that will change your life…and your circumstances.
And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” – Matthew 15:27
We, as children of the Most High, have the right to not beg for the crumbs but to sit at the table and eat to our hearts’ content. But most of us are not. We are begging for the crumbs that fall from the table. Instead we have to dig into the Word, see what God promised us, and like a dog with a bone, never give up until we have what it is God promised us.
…you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. – Colossians 2:10
Think about that for a moment. You are complete in Christ. Not because of anything you have done but because of what Christ has done for you. Remember, as you go through life, it is all about Christ and not about you.
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? – Romans 8:32
God spared not His own Son. God gave His only begotten Son born of the virgin Mary in exchange for us.
I was meditating on this Scripture one time. As clear as day, I could see the scene at the Cross. Jesus is dying in the background, yet God the Father has His back to Him. Instead God the Father opens His arms to me and says, “Now I can love you.”
Sin separated us from God, but once Jesus was punishment for all our sins–past, present and future–sin is not the issue that prevents us from being close to God. It is us.
When we sin, we can go to Him. Instead we try to handle things ourselves.
We are terrible gods in our lives. Let God rule supreme instead. Come to Him, talk to Him and the more you run to Him with everything, the more He will accomplish in your life.
Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19 NKJV)
Fishers of men? We are supposed to be attracting people to the Kingdom of God not repelling them. We are to do this not just through our words but through our actions and the way we conduct ourselves because people are always watching those who profess to be Believers.