Living with people in mind.

“Paul said, “Whether it is a short or a long time, I pray to God that not only you but every person listening to me today would be saved and be like me—except for these chains I have.””
‭‭Acts‬ ‭26:29‬ ‭NCV‬‬
Paul was in prison and he was speaking to King Agrippa who wanted to hear his story.  When he heard it, he said are you trying to make me a believer in a short time.  Paul says basically,  whatever it takes I want you to be saved.  This is living with purpose.  This is living with people in mind.  The situation would have seemed appropriate to talk his way out of, he was a Ronan citizen.  But, he simply shares the truth of the Gospel and the truth of his life changing experience.
Our purpose in life is to reach people… so when we are given an opportunity, we can seize it or avoid it.  We can grab onto it, or we can let it slip thru our grasp. What will we do with the opportunities we hear to reach people?
Lord help us to seize the opportunities inn front of us.  Help us to see what you are up to .  Help us to focus our attention on the truth of the gospel and share our experience.  God you are so good.
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Don’t lose your Joy!

“For you, O Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will sing joyfully at the works of Your hands.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:4‬ ‭MEV‬‬
“You thrill me, LORD, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

God never ceases to amaze us in all he has done and continues to do in us.  I am astounded and amazed at the grace and mercy of God.  I see my family and the work I get to do and I am so amazed at what God is doing.  God is up to something, and we need to see with His eyes what he’s doing.  It’s so easy to get distracted and focus on the issues of life.  There are so many issues.  But, what if we choose to have JOY! Real Joy!   I see Joy as a natural response to what God has already done for us, and what he is in the process of doing.  We can either focus on what we think is missing, or choose to live in Joy because of who he is!  Don’t lose your joy!

Lord help me to never lose the joy of your salvation, help me to never lose my sight of what you are truly doing.  You are up to some great things in my life.  I don’t want to miss anything you are doing. Lord I know you will leave me amazed at what your hand is doing.   Today is a great day to sing a new song filled with Joy.  Don’t lose your Joy today!