Tuesday, May 20, 2014

kingdom in your home

It is wonderful to consider how the Lord designed the opportunity for maximum fulfillment to be available to everyone, no matter what their station in life. God's design provides the greatest of satisfactions as individuals come to grasp the revealed love of their maker and they are restored to Him. He provides the greatest of human relationship experiences in the marriage bond of man and woman (and close friends even beyond marriage). He provides the greatest of gifts in providing children to parents and the greatest growth opportunities in children growing, and being raised to maturity. He showers people with spiritual gifts and personalities that are formed to help each other as they struggle with life's challenges. What great rewards and satisfactions come from facing the everyday challenges of living.
And yet...man is so often not satisfied. He thinks that he must add to these satisfactions by conquering, by accumulating, by controlling. Man thinks, so often, that he needs to add to God's plan. Perhaps we should take some time to appreciate the wonder of God's design for living that provides the opportunity for fulfillment to every person. We like to rank each other in a high-low way. But, we are all low and we are all lifted up and we are all able to find our high calling in our great God (through the Son's path)!
Ephesians 1:4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
blessings to all!
Rob Smith

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