Tuesday, February 26, 2008

are you stuck? :: Tuesday E-Devotion

Do you feel like like and your circumstances drain the life out of you?  Are you living on fumes?
 
Too many people live life off of an empty tank and with no energy when God intends for us to live out of the overflow and to be enjoying life.  I am not talking about the old thought of 'party while you can', but what I am thinking and sharing is that we need to be living life to the max.  Living out of the overflow is a huge deal.
 
Psalm 23:5 (nlt) --- You prepare a feast for mein the presence of my enemies.  You honor me by anointing my head with oil.  My cup overflows with blessings.
 
John 10:10 (nasb) --- The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
Another way to explain this thought ... are you a thermometer or a thermostat?  One tells you what the temperature is while the other sets the temperature.  Christians ought to be the ones that set the scene and the fun and temperatur of life.  Yet I dare say that most of us let life set us and drain us.  We are stuck.  Stuck living life, even failing or be tired all the time.  It is time to let God give us the overflow.
 
David talked about it above.  Recognizing the blessings of life will chance the way we see things and will change our situations.
 
The verse from John (our theme verse at The Community) says that Satan will take from us but God gives to us.  So, think about this real close for a minute.  Is life being taken from you or given to you each day?  Do you end thinking where did all the time go and why am I so tired?  Oh, do you find yourself relaxing after a great day or work and life knowing that God blessed and will do it again?  Think.
 
Hebrews 4:11 (nasb) --- Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.
 
Matthew 6:33-34 (nlt) --- Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.
 
Let God deal with the crud.  You care not alone.  Let God give you the overflow.  Most likely you already have it and don't see it.  Are you stuck?  Let God work...He already it.
 
Last thing: I love this iPod thing 'cause this week I have been encouraged by listening to podcasts from Perry Noble's series call "Stuck" and Craig Groeschel's series called "How to Be Rich".  Check them out!

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