Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.
~Ephesians 3:8, AKJV
The Christian life is set to music; the un-Christian way is set to misery.
The devotions in STREAMS IN THE DESERT are usually brief and simple but they are thought provoking. The author noticed a little bee exploring the wealth of a nasturtium flower. Upon second glance, he noticed hundreds of such flowers in this garden and he thought about the wealth that little bee had discovered. Then he thought: there are hundreds of such gardens in this state and even thousand in this country. How many more would there be in the entire world and possibly the universe? It would not be possible for this tiny bee to explore them all. Even if given a thousand life times, it would only scratch the surface.
So it is with the unsearchable riches of Christ: eternity will not be long enough for us to explore them. As C.S. Lewis envisioned heaven, “Always further up and further in.” Tragically many seek their treasure in this world rather than in Christ. They become gluttons for pleasure and they run from one pleasure to another. They are joy seekers, pleasure seekers but they are looking for joy in all the wrong places. Joy is a by-product of obedience to Christ. No one can go directly after joy and obtain it–God has made that impossible. You can go to Christ who may call you to suffer with Him for a while, but He and only He can give you joy. There is no joy a part from Jesus. Pleasure yes, but it is fleeting and unsatisfying. Happiness yes, but happiness always depends on circumstances. The only path to Joy is Jesus.
I have a FB page but actually, I am FB illiterate. I know how to post and that is about it. I was trying yesterday to contact the sheriff through FB and I came across some messages sent to me. I think this is one of those things you copy and pass along but I thought it had some good points.
Hey Bro, I thought of you when I read this! Mark Linton wrote: A real man is the kind of man that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says Oh Crap, he’s up! Brother, life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don’t, just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Take a few minutes to think before you act. When you’re mad, forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy. He just promised it would be worth it. A real Brother walks with you when the rest of the world walks out on you.
Excited about the worship celebration this morning. We have had a ball doing Drive-in Church. One more Sunday and we are back inside…I think. Tomorrow we honor the fallen. Do something to remember the ones who gave their lives for our freedom and life. Today at Grace Point, we are honoring our Law Enforcement. These men lay down their lives for us and we need to appreciate them. We are to give honor to whom honor is due.