|Good morning everyone,|
Our theme for this month: “Fully Alive”
Our Bible verse for today: “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2 (NKJV)
Our thought for today: “Be faithful with your life”
God requires us to be good stewards of everything He has entrusted us with. That includes our money, possessions, relationships, skills, talents and abilities, as well as our time. We are to take care of and utilize in a good way all of the things God has filled our lives up with. In fact, we are to be a good steward of life itself. We have a responsibility to God to use our lives well.
When confronted by a man who complained that this country has not provided him with as much happiness as he believed he deserved, Benjamin Franklin replied, “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
What Franklin was referring to is personal responsibility. Every person is personally responsible for how they live their life. And therefore, every person has a personal responsibility to live well, utilizing the full range of their God-given abilities and resources, and to live a life of meaning and purpose that brings glory to God and blessings to others. That’s a life lived well. That’s what it looks like to be fully alive.
Throughout the course of this month, we’ve placed a heavy emphasis on being fully alive by doing things with intentionality and purpose. But the emphasis has been on doing things. However, as has also been mentioned, sometimes it’s necessary to do nothing. Sometimes we have to slow down, shut down, and recharge, and that’s what I am going to do now. I’m going on vacation and will be gone for most of the month of August.
I had considered taking the month off from writing these daily devotionals. Instead, I’ve decided to recycle a series from several years ago. It’s an oldy but goody. The theme is “Laugh Again” and it’s about the therapeutic nature of having a good laugh. I think you’ll enjoy it. I certainly enjoyed writing it.
Finally, this morning I want to leave you with a song. No, I’m not going to sing it myself, but I will provide a link below that you can click on if you would like to. Just copy and paste the link into your browser. This is my swan song, my good-bye song for now. See you in September.
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