We deceive ourselves when we weigh our contentment or joy in life by how much we weigh, how heavy of weights we can lift, what pant size we wear, how much money we have and how many things we have.
We think these things will make us happy, only to discover they don't really satisfy and will only fade away. The true measurement of happiness and contentment is found in God's love and doing His will. You will find TRUE happiness if you put your relationship with God over everything else!
Let's not get it confused this week sister. Cheering you on as you pursue Him for true satisfaction!
In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus.
This world offers a lot of stuff that can easily fill our time and steal all of our attention. It can be so easy to become caught up and consumed by its offerings. One thing I can promise you though is that filling up on Jesus will never leave you empty like every offering that this world tries to give you.
1 Corinthians 22-19 tells us to "Devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God." and Proverbs 4:23 says, "Keep your heart with all vigilance for from it flow the springs of life."
Here's the deal. If we want to live victorious inside of Jesus, we must fill up on Him! We have to start the day with His word and intimate time in prayer if we want to be prepared to fight to protect our hearts and live boldly for Him!
If you haven't stopped to talk with Him this morning, stop right now and spend time with Him. Download a good devotional (I recommend @sheworkshisway @proverbs31ministries or solid joys by John Piper) and dive into His teachings! In Christ alone we find TRUE satisfaction and joy!
The first step to loving yourself and who God made you to be, is loving Him first. Giving Him supremacy in and over your life in ALL things.
John 3:30 says, "He must increase, but I must decrease."
I love the song Cause of Christ by Kari Jobe. It says, "the only thing I want in life is to be known for loving Christ. To build his church to love his bride and make His name known far and wide."
Lord, make that our prayer! Life isn't about being a size two, making more money, having a bigger house, getting tons of likes on social media or more followers. It's about living a life that magnifies His name. he should be at the center of your life!
That's when you will experience freedom in every area of your life. Will you still struggle? Yes! But because your focused on making much of Him you will have less stress, worry, anxiety and doubt about who He has made you to be.
On this Valentine's Day let's focus on serving and loving those around us out of an overflow of our love for our Savior. Not just today, but every day.
You are a child of God. -Galatians 3:26
You are known, chosen, redeemed, forgiven, fearfully and wonderfully made, adopted into the family of God. He made you on purpose and with purpose -Jeremiah 29:11
He knit YOU together. -Psalm 139:13
He rejoices over YOU. -Isaiah 62:5
So why look anywhere else for our value? Let's enter the second half of our week with a thankful heart for the goodness of our God!
My prayer is that God uses these short devotionals to encourage and challenge you.
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