February 4, 2014
"God Wants You to Enjoy Your Life"
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides for us with everything for our enjoyment.” 1 Timothy 6: 17 NIV
You may be experiencing a lot of stress because of what’s happening in your life right now. God still wants you to enjoy your life. He’s not looking to lay burdens on you.
As a Christian you can enjoy life because your conscience is clear. You are secure within God’s love. You can have fun and laugh, even in church.
You can enjoy the friends God gives you who don’t manipulate you because they are learning to be like Jesus. That means they’re looking out for your interests rather than theirs.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who don’t want to let God into their lives. They’re afraid He’ll make them give up anything that is fun. They mistakenly think that being a Christian means you have to be boring or miserable.
Have you noticed that people are frantically looking for fun fixes? It wasn’t very long ago that people were walking around saying to each other, “Are we having fun yet?” As if fun was our only goal.
Unfortunately, many who are looking for fun operate under the law of diminishing returns. The more they spend, be it time, money or energy the less of a thrill they receive. Then they grow angry and blame God for their lack of fun.
Paul reveals the truth about God in 1 Timothy 6: 17b, “God richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” God isn’t denying us our fun, He’s actually providing us the resources and time for it.
We just need to figure out how it all works out together.
Peace in the Lord,
Posted on Sat, February 8, 2014
by Marie Blair