So many mothers are lamenting that their babies are growing up too fast. Others think they will not be rid of their children fast enough. This diversity in attitude stems from their values in life.
Life is too brief to either lament or wish away the time. Rather we can enjoy each moment of it and praise God for His blessings, mercy and grace through each new day (Lamentations 3:22-23).
God left heaven and took on the form of a man in order to bring salvation to the whole world. Anyone willing to humble their pride under the mighty hand of God may come to Him for salvation (James 4:10; 1 Peter 5:6).
He desires a relationship with us as intimate as a vine has with its branches. His life flowing through us, sustaining us, and giving us the ability to bear good fruit with our life.
We receive the fullness of God’s Spirit at salvation and we spend our lifetime giving Him more and more of our self to use as He sees fit (Ephesians 5:18-19). This allows us to walk in the fullest measure of His presence (Ephesians 3:19).
Honoring God with our perspective, attitude and lifestyle will change the way we live. We will glorify God in all that we think, say and do, because we are totally committed to following Him (Acts 17:28).
This allows us to have peace and patience to deal with life’s irritations, inconsistencies and the issues, which cause anxiety to rise up in our heart. It also allows us to live without regret and to reap positive rewards in this lifetime and in the next (Luke 18:30).
Father God, we realize that we can bear no fruit in our own efforts, but spiritual fruit can only grow in us as we remain attached to the Vine. Help us to walk in holiness, so that we do not have cause to regret the choices we make with our life (2 Corinthians 7:10).
Remind us that we are dead and our life is hidden with Christ in You (Galatians 2:20; Colossians 3:3). Each day we realize that You are our life and that without You we can do nothing (Colossians 3:4; John 15:5). Teach us to allow the life of the Vine to flow through us, so that we will bear much fruit (John 15:8).
Thought for the Day:
The risen Christ lives in and through each authentic Believer and causes us to live a victorious life without regrets. – Romans 8:37; Psalm 30:12