“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Gal. 6:7-8
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
If you walk into a bookstore, you will notice that the self-help section seems to dominate over all other subject matter. Americans tend to pride themselves on being “self-made”. Yet, by the popularity of this genre’; one could say that the product of our efforts is falling far from our expectations. What are we in the pursuit of becoming? “Better” is the general word. This word is relative, so there will never be a day when any of us will reach complete satisfaction. If becoming “better” is our goal, than we must break it down into everyday “doable” choices and actions. The Bible clearly states that if we are not happy with our life, we must look at what we have been investing in. According to the Bible, the “flesh” is anything tangible that is in the physical realm we live in. Although we must invest in the tangible to some degree, it is dangerous to do it at the expense of our spirits. When I think of this a man I know comes to mind. He worked very hard to provide for his family, taking every extra shift he could. This good man not only met their needs but exceeded them. But, this investment of his precious time came at a heavy price. To this day, his children do not have a relationship with him. Yes, this generation had the privilege of attending a private school (and many other niceties) but the thing that they desired most—they never got to enjoy. They have no memories built on spending time with their dad. Life presents many distracting options and challenges. Making choices that are an investment into the future will cost something today. It is important to take the time to live with purpose for the things that matter. What matters to you? What are you doing to invest in it?
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I find myself frustrated a lot. I feel like I am being torn in two. I know that you are not the author of confusion. Please open my eyes to see clearly into my future. Help me make the kind of choices and decisions today that I know will be an investment into that. I do not want to look back on my life and see regret. If I decide now to do the right thing, when I am tempted it will be easier to not fall into my old habits. Help me to see the value of what I spend my time and money on, and help me to make the kind of choices that will leave me satisfied. Lord, you have only given me one life. I want to use it and enjoy it wisely. In Jesus’ precious name, give me the blessing of a good life. Amen.”