Life To The Full

At this time of year which of the following two words comes to your mind first?

Beautiful! -- The trees display a collage of colors so brilliant, demanding our attention.  The clean “termination dust” blankets the range signaling the approach of the ever-familiar winter. 

Awful!  -- The leaves cover the yard and I have to spend my time raking.  The snow on the mountains reminds me that I need to change my tires, get ready to shovel and shovel some more, and brace myself for the cold.

How is your perspective?    Do you greet each day with “Beautiful” or “Awful”? 

Christ came and lived and died for us so that we may have life to the full.  To have life to the full we must not only be full of life (filled with Christ), in addition we must seek to enjoy life.  That means that we look at all of life with a different view.  You and I will find the joy in life when we see the glory in serving God with our all at all times.

One day a group of tired, frustrated, confused, yet seeking, men and women sat down for a few minutes of rest in the middle of their frantic days of collection, commerce, and competition and listened to these words:

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Matthew 5:6-8 (NIV)

Reflect on those, the words of Jesus, as you live today and awake tomorrow.   In living out those words you will be filled and discover life to the full.

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