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Posted on August 18, 2015
Have A Bigger Vision
The blessings of God were not meant to be hoarded but to be shared. Have a bigger vision of life rather than bonus checks and vacation plans. Materialistic things fade. There are never Uhaul trucks at cemeteries. Do not worry about the stuff that will parish. People are what matter most. Now I am not saying, that it is wrong to enjoy the things on earth, it is not at all but your relationship with God and others are the only thing that will last after you are gone from this life.
Faith always proceeds works. No one will ever be able to do work and do enough good things. It is impossible for us to “get right with God” on our own. We are broken and we are sinners and that separates us from him. Thankfully, Jesus came to earth and died on a cross for our sins bridging the Gap between us and God. All we have to do is accept him as our savior and Lord of our lives. God doesn’t want you to get right with him by trying to prove yourself. You will fail every time. He wants to meet you right where you are at.
God’s laws are never “have to” but they are “get to.” Following Jesus isn’t about following a bunch of boring rules. It is about living life to the fullest and living it the way he created it to be lived. These rules are given to us to protect us. When you are completely in love with Jesus all you want to do is please him, because that is what most fulfills you. Those so called “rules” don’t feel like rules anymore when your eyes are so focused on him.
Joy is not buying more, it is truly giving knowing you gave something to someone who could never repay you. When you look at your budgets leave margins to give generously to the least of people. How much is enough? Our culture does not entertain that question. Ultimately it is a heart issue. It isn’t always about how much your give, but how genuinely and excitedly you give.
Have a bigger vision for your life. By following Jesus, it is easier to do that. If you have any questions or want to chat it up, shoot me an email here