Your daily goal:
Philippians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day. Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)
Today’s Daily Light
The Search For Significance – by Robert McGee
When the light does come on in our lives, we will discover that we have tried to meet certain needs in the wrong way. It isn’t that the needs are notreal, it is just that we have tried to meet these needs in inappropriate ways.
How do we know if something we want is really something we need? First, the simple answer is that when we are without something we need, we find ourselves uncomfortable, sometimes even miserable.
When we find that we perceive our lives as having no value, purpose, or significance, we become miserable.
The second way we know if something is critical to our lives is to see if God gives much emphasis in His Word regarding a particular need. God tells us that we are so significant to Him that He always keeps an eye on us. He manages to be so sensitive to our situation that He even keeps track of the hairs on our head. There is obviously nothing more important to God than our welfare. Even His commands to us are designed for our good. The Father says to His children, “Be careful concerning your choices. You are so precious to Me.” God knows we need to know how valuable our lives are, and He spends much of His Word telling us so.
From life’s outset, we find ourselves on the prowl, searching to satisfy some inner, unexplained yearning. Our hunger causes us to search for people who will love us. Our desire for acceptance pressures us to perform to gain praise from others. We strive for success, driving our minds and bodies harder and further, hoping that because of our sweat and sacrifice others will appreciate us more.
But the man or woman who lives only for the love and attention of others is never satisfied – at least, not for long. Despite our efforts, we will never find lasting, fulfilling peace if we must continually prove ourselves to others. Our desire to be loved and accepted is a symptom of a deeper need – the need that frequently governs our behavior and is the primary source of our emotional pain. Often unrecognized, this is our need for self-worth. (con’ttomorrow)
John 10:9-10 NIV Jesus said …. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that you might have life, and have it to the full.
Father…help us to see that only in YOU…only when we feed in YOUR pasture…will we ever be truly full and live life to the full. Amen
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