We should always keep in mind that tomorrow is not promised to us and that
this day is meant to be used to bring accomplishment, cheerfulness, joy and
a sense of servitude that will make us proud if we are still here in the
years to come. If you allow yourself to be led of the Lord, He will use
your life in ways you never imagined. We must remember that God is the
Potter and we are the clay. He is able to shape and mold us in ways that
will make our life of great use for both ourselves and for His purposes.
Be encouraged to live your life with a renewed vigor knowing that you are
meant to accomplish great things. Before God created the world, He had you
in mind for this day in time to accomplish and fulfill your destiny which
He has perfected. (Psalm 51:10-13) (Isaiah 64:8-9) (Ephesians 1:3-4)
I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to see that you have
much to offer to this world. Believe in yourself just as God believes in
you and accomplish all that God has placed within your heart.
LIFE IS MEANT TO BE LIVED
Life is to be lived. No excuses. No reservations. No holding back.
An enchanting story about violinist Fritz Kreisler tells how he once came
across a beautiful instrument he wanted to acquire. When he finally raised
the money for the violin, he returned to buy it and learned that it had
already been sold to a collector.
He went to the new owner's home in order to try to persuade him to sell the
violin. But the collector said it was one of his prized possessions and he
could not let it go. The disappointed Kreisler turned to leave, but then
asked a favor. “May I play the instrument once more before it is consigned
Permission was granted and the great musician began to play. The violin
sang out a quality of music so beautiful that the collector himself could
only listen in wonderment. “I have no right to keep that to myself,” he
said after the musician finished. “The violin is yours, Mr. Kreisler. Take
it into the world, and let people hear it.”
William Arthur Ward said, “If you believe in prayer, pray; if you believe
in serving, serve; if you believe in giving, give.” For you and I are
exquisite violins -- our music is meant to be heard.
I want to live my life that way -- to take it into the world and live it
fully. I'd rather burn out than rust out. I'd rather be used up than die
not having done whatever I could...wherever I could.
I'm not talking about wearing ourselves out on over-activity. Happiness is
never found in excessive busyness. But it is found in investing our lives
in others. Saying yes when asked for a hand. Volunteering our time for a
worthwhile organization. Spending an hour with a lonely relative.
In the end, I know that my happiness will not have been about my ability
or my inability. It will have been about my availability. My life is meant
to be lived.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Isaiah 64:8-9 “But now, O LORD, Thou art our father; we are the clay, and
Thou our potter; and we all are the work of Thy hand. Be not wroth very
sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech
Thee, we are all Thy people.”
Hebrews 13:5-6 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be
content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave
thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
Galatians 6:1-4 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are
spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering
thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so
fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when
he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work,
and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”
Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen
in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry