This Is Good
It is Independence Day in the United States. On the Fourth of July, we celebrate our freedom as a nation. There will be many backyard barbecues to commemorate the holiday, including the one my family will gather together for this afternoon.
Do you have an experience when you taste something good?
The Good News is there is a way to live abundantly (John 10:10) and have everlasting freedom - through Jesus Christ!
Jesus proclaimed "...I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty" (John 6:35 NLT). By choosing to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior and staying connected to Him, we feed on the Bread of Life, which is the Word of God. Jesus is the Word! By remaining faithful to His teachings, we know the truth and the truth sets us free (John 8:32)!
This is important because we need the right source of energy to do all that God wants to do in and through us. Being consumed with the world will weigh and slow us down with disbelief and disobedience. The Bread of Life nourishes us to exercise our faith and execute God's divine assignments for us. Jesus focuses us on what is eternal and not temporary so we may live righteously (Matthew 6:33). "...It is through faith that a righteous person has life." (Romans 1:17 NLT).
Knowing Jesus provides what we need to press toward our heavenly prize (Philippians 3:13-14). He is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). Apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15:4)!
"Taste and see that the Lord is good..." (Psalm 34:8 NLT). Pause, close your eyes and think of all that God has done in and through you because of your faith in Jesus. May this feed you to live in your purpose of pointing others to Jesus and glorifying God! Experience His goodness and let it be shown through your actions. But, even then, do not take the chance that it is obvious to others. Share your testimony! Faith comes by hearing (Romans 10:17). Mmm...that is good! Remember, good is defined as serving as designed - not executing a list of do's and don'ts!
The Bread of Life sustains us, now and forever. So we can celebrate life and freedom, today and always! Spread the Word.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Bread of Life, providing the nourishment we need to do all that You want to do in and through us. May You continue to fill us so we may keep our priorities focused on that which is eternal and not temporary.
Please feel free to share your testimony in the comments below.
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