Grace For The Journey
Those of you who are into fitness and health, might be thinking that I am speaking about the body. I have good news for you. I am not! I am speaking about your life … your blood-bought, born of grace, blessed of God life in Christ. So, what is the shape of your life?
The shape of your life is determined by the size of your love. Love God … live large. Love self…live small. When your heart is focused on anything less than God, the shape of your life begins to shrink.
- When power shapes your life you shrink.
- When materialism shapes your life you shrink.
- When personal preference shapes your life you shrink.
- When status shapes your life you shrink.
- When pleasure shapes your life you shrink.
- When success shapes your life you shrink.
What you give your heart over to … what you love, ultimately shapes your life. When your love for anything in creation replaces your love for the Creator, you grow only into a fraction of the person God is calling you to be.
The Bible says 1 John 2:15-17, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.”
Small lives are shaped by the love of the world. Large lives are shaped by the love of the Word. Small lives are shaped by the imagination of man. Large lives are shaped by the revelation of God.
What is shaping your life?
The grand affection of your heart is lived out moment by moment each day by the thousands of small choices you make. Choose this day who you will serve. To be sure, the creation can seem more real and more relevant than the Creator. Satan sends messages through every means imaginable to seduce our hearts, satisfy our flesh, and shrink our lives. Resist temptation and flee the devil and settle for nothing less than the God who sought you, caught you, and bought you with the blood of His precious Son.
This is God’s Word … This is Grace for your Journey …
Rest and Rejoice in this eternal truth!
Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”
Hebrews 4:16 – “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”