A Blessed Life
What's the difference between a blessed and fulfilling life, filled with peace and joy versus one that's disappointing, painful and empty? Your relationship with Jesus! Yes, you must be born again, which means repenting of your sins and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, but that's the beginning of the transformation process not the end. There are many who have done this, but still haven't experienced the fullness of the Salvation experience and lifestyle. The question is... what have you done with Jesus? Is He left on a shelf in a dusty Bible, only brought down when you have a need... like a Genie in a bottle?
Contrary to popular belief we were created for God's purpose, it's not about what He will do for us, but what we can do for Him... let's face it, He's already done way more than we ever deserved! Don't get me wrong, He's made incredible provision for blessings, but the focus of the church has been all wrong.
They go through life making plans and seeking to fulfill their own pleasures, and when they fail, they get angry at God and wonder why He didn't come through for them.
Our focus must be Jesus, first and foremost, above all else! As we remove our eyes from our own needs and desires and begin to actively pursue Him, every area of our lives will fall into place.
Seek Him and the Holy Spirit will reveal His will for your life, but don't ever seek Him for that purpose... no pressure and no ulterior motives. Desire holiness and worship Him because He's worthy of your love and adoration. Every good thing in your life will flow from the place of complete surrender and uninhibited praise and worship.
Colossians 1:16 (NKJV) For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
Isaiah 55:6-7 (NKJV) Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.
Matthew 6:33 (NLT) Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.