1 Peter 3:10-11 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
Don’t you just love the phrase “love life”? You see, I love to wake up in the morning and go to bed at night saying words like “I love life!” I love to enjoy my days, I love to look back at the day, week, month, year etc and say “mahn I love my life!” In short, I love to enjoy life to its fullest! I love to love life!
This mentality has always been with me. When I made the decision in 2008 to live for Christ, I remember praying one of days and saying to God, “Lord, you know I love fun, I’m fun personified, please this journey of faith has got to be really fun!” You see I didn’t know then that God was the boss and author of enjoyment and fun and that he was more willing to take me on a lifetime of fun and excitement than I could ever desire! Jesus said in John 10:10(Amplified translation), The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
No one who lives an authentic Christian life should be bored or live a boring ������ life. The very presence of Jesus in your life brings beautiful colours ������and blessings into your life!
When God calls someone, He usually promises them something bigger, better and way more exciting than what they had ever wanted or imagined for themselves. To Abraham He said, “I’m going to bless you and make you a blessing, the whole world will be blessed by you!” Genesis12:2-3. And not only that, He said to him also “you’re gonna have a son despite you and your wife’s old age” Genesis15:4. Now, Abraham wasn’t a broke man when God met Him, he was doing good in his business and was getting ready to pass it on to the next generation of faithful servants because He was getting old and didn’t have a child of his own. Yet God was telling Him these exciting things would happen in His already well advanced age of 75 not minding his age or previous achievements in life.
God told him that he’d achieve things that would normally take a whole lifetime to achieve in just a few years and those things happened! Every one of the things God told him would happen happened cause Abraham dared to believe God!
Do you want to enjoy your life and have fun every single day fulfilling God’s purposes in your life? (you just said yes right?) Use the opening Scripture as your guide.
1 Peter 3:10-11(The Message Translation) Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here’s what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful; Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you’re worth.
Enjoying one’s life is pretty simple right? First it says, “don’t say evil or hurtful things”. Don’t talk evil about yourself or others and don’t use hurtful words on others either. Practice using loving, kind, uplifting and wholesome words only, on everyone including yourself.
If you’d observe sad, unproductive and depressed people, chances are they’ve broken these simple yet glorious rules. You gotta ask yourself if getting things your own way by putting others down is really worth your peace and joy in the long run. We guarantee that if you’d just follow these few rules, the quality of your life would significantly improve and you’d lead a happier life.
Secondly, it says to snub evil but rather cultivate and ensure peace. Don’t listen to bad advice that try to tell you there’s gain in doing bad things. Snub such advice and don’t pick up petty and unnecessary fights, quarrels and disagreements either. Don’t allow jealousy, hatred, envy, anger, bitterness any where around you. Get rid of bad vibes and keep em out of your world. Always turn the table and insist on good and peace and joy and blessings in your world and you’ll be amazed how beautifully your life would turn out!
Have lovely days!
Pastor Lams ������.
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