My Daily Bread – JESUSโ๏ธsaid unto him, “Thou shalt LOVE ๐๐๐๐ the LORDโ๏ธthy GODโ๏ธwith ALL thy heart ๐๐โฃ๏ธ, and with ALL thy soul, and with ALL thy mind ๐ญ๐ฌ. This is the first and great commandment.”
What Do We Really Want / Need to be Truly Happy โบ๏ธ๐๐๐๐๐๐๐น?
If only … I were out of school ๐ฉโ๐ซ๐. If only … I had that job ๐จโโ๏ธ๐จโ๐ผ๐ทโโ๏ธ๐ฉโ๐ป. If only … I were married ๐ซ ๐๐คต ๐ฐ๐ … with children๐ด๏ธ๐๐คฐ๐ผ๐ผ๐ถ ๐ช๐จโ๐ฉโ๐งโ๐ฆ. If only … I could retire ๐ด๐ต๐ฐ๐ฒ๐ฑ๐ธ๐ค. If only . . . The truth is, we possess eternal life ๐๏ธโโ๏ธ๐๏ธโโ๏ธnow.
To live forever we must let JESUSโ๏ธlive in us now. He who raised CHRISTโ๏ธfrom the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His SPIRIT โ๏ธ๐๏ธ who lives in you.
Contentment – Enjoy ๐๐น Life Right Now – Cultivating a Heart ๐๐โฃ๏ธ of Contentment https://discoveryseries.org/courses/cultivating-a-heart-of-contentment/.
JESUSโ๏ธsaid unto him, “Thou shalt LOVE ๐๐๐๐ the LORDโ๏ธthy GODโ๏ธwith ALL thy heart ๐๐โฃ๏ธ, and with ALL thy soul, and with ALL thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.”
Matthew 22:37โญ-โฌ38 KJV
What Do We Want? To live forever we must let JESUS live in us now.
He who raised CHRIST from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His SPIRIT who lives in you.โRomans 8:11
โI went from the horse-and-buggy to a man walking on the moon,โ said the elderly man to his granddaughter, who shared this story with me recently. But then he mused, โI never thought it would be so short.โ
Life is short, and many of us turn to JESUS because we want to live forever. Thatโs not bad, but we donโt comprehend what eternal life really is. We tend to crave the wrong things. We long for something better, and we think itโs just ahead. If only I were out of school. If only I had that job. If only I were married. If only I could retire. If only . . . And then one day we catch an echo of our grandfatherโs voice as we wonder where the time has flown.
The truth is, we possess eternal life now. The apostle Paul wrote, โThe law of the SPIRIT who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and deathโ (Rom. 8:2). Then he said, โThose who live in accordance with the SPIRIT have their minds set on what the SPIRIT desiresโ (v. 5). In other words, our desires change when we come to CHRIST. This naturally gives us what we most desire. โThe mind governed by the SPIRIT is life and peaceโ (v. 6).
Itโs one of lifeโs great lies that we need to be somewhere else, doing something else, with someone else before we start truly living. When we find our life in JESUS, we exchange regret over lifeโs brevity for the full enjoyment of life with Him, both now and forever. โTim Gustafson
LORD, You said You came to give us life to the fullest, but so often we have our own agenda and the wrong goals in mind. Please forgive us, and help us desire what You want.
To live forever we must let JESUS live in us now.
INSIGHT: Read John 10:10 to see what JESUS said about eternal life. What hinders you from enjoying life on earth now? To read more on the subject of contentment see Cultivating a Heart of Contentment at discoveryseries.org/hp052.