Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2013 June 11 - Morning Manna

"And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth"(Luke 12:15).
Today's Morsel: Life. What could you accomplish if you had all the resources you needed to get it done? If you could change anything about your life, what would it be? When we understand just how short life really is, what are you doing with your life? I've heard people say, "They are just wasting their life away." Some people are just going round and round like a hamster in a cage because they have no vision or goals as to what they want to become. They spend the majority of their days on the internet, playing games, watching T.V. and they never consider how valuable, precious and short life really is. God created us for a purpose. Job said, "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not" (Job 14:1-2). Job was saying that life is short and so you need to consider how you spend it. James asked, "For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (James 4:14). Poof, James said, and it's gone. Jesus said that your life does not consist in the abundance of things that you have. Trying to accumulate more stuff is not life. To have life is to be rooted and grounded in Christ. A life filled with an understanding of God and who you are in God is worth more than any amount of money or worldly possessions. As Paul told Timothy, "But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses" (1 Timothy 6:6-12). If you truly want life, fall in love with Jesus, because He came to give us life, and that more abundantly.
Sing: I've got a river of life flowing out of me, it makes the lame to walk and the blind to see, it opens prison doors, sets the captives free, I've got a river of life flowing out of me.

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