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Friday, December 17, 2010

Live Inspired!

Jeremiah 20:9

Live Inspired!

Let’s not be naïve. The pressures, tensions, and stress of modern life constantly threaten to take a toll on our enthusiasm for living. You probably know some people who have lost their passion. They’ve lost their zest for life. Once they were excited about the future, but they’ve lost their fire. I especially see this happening when people get accustomed to God’s goodness; living by grace becomes routine.

 

The word enthusiasm derives from two Greek words: en theos, meaning “inspired by God.” Living your best life now is living with enthusiasm and being excited about the life God has given you. It is believing for more good things in the days ahead, but it is also living in the moment and enjoying it to the hilt! Start today.

 

 

12/18

Romans 5:5

Never Take God for Granted

One of the main reasons we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we start to take for granted what God has done for us. Don’t allow your relationship with Him to become stale or your appreciation for His goodness to become common. Don’t take for granted the greatest gift of all that God has given you – Himself!

 

We need to stir ourselves up, to replenish our supply of God’s good gifts on a daily basis. Like the Israeli people in the wilderness who had to gather God’s miraculous provisions of manna afresh each morning, we, too, cannot get by on yesterday’s supply.  We need fresh enthusiasm each day. Our lives need to be inspired, infused, and filled afresh with God’s goodness every day. Stay filled with hope today.

 

12/19

 Romans 12:11

Be the Happiest

God’s people should be the happiest people on earth! So happy, in fact, that other people notice. Why? Because we not only have a fabulous future, but we can enjoy life today! That’s what living your best life now is all about.

 

Don’t just go through the motions in life. Make a decision that you are not going to live another day without the joy of the Lord in your life; without love, peace, and passion; without being excited about your life. And understand that you don’t have to have something extraordinary happening in your life to be excited. You may have the perfect job or the perfect marriage or live in the perfect environment, but you can still choose to live each day aglow with God’s presence.

 

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