Everything in life is a matter of choice. How we spend our time & how we choose our way will determine what’s going to happen to us, not just here on earth, but throughout eternity. The thing we need to remember is that, we are responsible for all our choices, and one day, each one of us will face our Maker to give an account of how we spent our days & every blessings we had received from Him.
Today, God wants to remind is that, the enemy may constantly find ways to trick us into disobeying the the Lord, but as Christians, we should always be alert and on the lookout as to where our priorities are headed. We need to be wise with our life choices because nothing in this world could ever be worth sacrificing our eternal lives for, whether it be a job, a relationship or any success this world can offer.
“If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses His life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gain the whole world & lose His own soul?”-Mark 8:34-36
Most of us are busy preparing to secure our “future” here on earth, but rarely think about our “eternal” future which is far more important & longer than what we can ever imagine.
God is calling each one of us today to live wisely & make the best use of our borrowed moments, because we live in unstable times. Life is short & the Lord can take us anytime. It’s time we focus our eyes on things that will really matter in the end.
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” Ephesians 5:15-17
Many of us are seeking joy & contentment in all the wrong places & we all know, based on experience, that everything we try so hard to pursue can only give us temporary joy & satisfaction. This heavy & tiresome pursuit is just a result of our half-hearted devotion & obedience to the Lord. Anything we value over God will only take away our peace & joy.
Are you tired of searching? Today, God is reminding us to start giving our “full obedience” to Him. It’s time to stop settling and making excuses why we can’t give our whole heart in total obedience to Christ. Peace & contentment will only come when we realize that Jesus is worthy of our all and that in Him we will find true satisfaction.
“Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with Him.”– Philippians 3:8
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you…” – Deuteronomy 28:1
Many of us seek good things & happiness in life but in the process sacrifice our time for the Lord & make compromises just to get it.
Today, God wants to remind us that, anything we try to hold on to in this world, whether it be money, pleasures, prestige, or relationships, will eventually become useless if we let it take the top position in our hearts where God is supposed to be. The Lord is the source of life, so anything that keeps us apart from Him will in the end hurt or kill us. God continuously teaches us to live wisely and remember His promise that when we choose to make His kingdom a priority, that’s when “satisfying & eternal things” will enter our lives.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” -Matthew 6:33