it's been a crazy crazy 2 whole weeks of tests, presentations and reports, but the strength and free flowing favour that's been on me is so amazing, i think that's crazier. heck, i even had enough length of days that i managed to squeeze in my first ever biathlon time trial (which i obviously survived heh) and a networking event! all i did was to to do the natural and He made everything supernaturally perfect.
this was the daily devotional for two days ago and i found it unread in my inbox. reading it at the end of my busy week just makes me feel so blessed and full of joy that i have to share it. whether you're a believer or not, i hope that you too will be blessed and your heart be lifted! =)
Life Above The Sun
John 10:1010… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
When you are not enjoying abundant life, you will feel as if life is full of toil. In your heart, life is meaningless and empty. You feel like someone “grasping for the wind”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11)
It seems as if nothing you do adds up to much. The Bible calls this life “under the sun”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11) Someone who lives life under the sun may or may not know God, but God is either forgotten or not the center of things in his life. His thoughts are earthly and he does things to gratify his flesh. In the end, he finds life depressing and unfulfilled. Life under the sun is full of despair.
But this is not so with someone who lives life above the sun with God. For life with Him is filled with joy and pleasures at His right hand. (Psalm 16:11) Life is abundantly full and good just as Jesus promised — “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”.
When you live life above the sun, your thoughts are heavenward and you become Christ-occupied. You live for Him because you know that all things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16) When you live for His glory, your life takes on a new meaning and purpose.
God’s Word says, “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:17) The Greek word for “consist” means “held together”. In Christ, all things are held together. And that is why when Christ is the central figure in your life, you will have it all together. Your mind will be held together. Your hopes and dreams will be held together. Your family will be held together by the cords of His love.
Your life will not be empty, but full of God’s goodness because “Christ in you, [is] the hope of glory”. (Colossians 1:27) It is a wonderful life — this life lived above the sun. And you will have an even more wonderful life to come in heaven!
© Copyright Joseph Prince, 2006. All rights reserved.All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the New King James Version ®.Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2006–2009 New Creation Church
for the gazillionith time, thank You for never failing, thank You for loving me so much. =)