Live Your Life

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.   Colossians 2:6-7
I pray that today, YOU are a fully devoted follower of Christ. If so, you must live your life as one. LIVE YOUR LIFE in Him. What does that mean? Look at this scripture closely and we can see some amazing benefits.
You must be rooted in Him. The deeper the roots, the stronger the life. You deepen your roots through developing your relationship with Him. That relationship grows through prayer (communication). You nourish the roots by reading His Word. Try taking a few moments at the start of each day to read the Bible. By becoming more deeply rooted in Him, two things will happen: you will be built up and strengthened. He will lift you up when you are down and help you out when you feel helpless. His power will become your power. His strength will be your strength. Faith will increase in your life!
But the best part, in my opinion, is what happens when you become rooted, built up and strengthened in your life. You overflow with thankfulness! You are just so happy to be feeling better, getting stronger and enduring longer that thanking the Lord overflows! And the thankfulness just keeps deepening the roots, building you up and giving you strength.
You are a believer. Jesus is your Lord. Now, go and LIVE YOUR LIFE in Him!

"Love the life you live. Live the life you love." Bob Marley

Enjoy Life!

“Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.” 
I ran across this quote today and it made me think about many things. Let me share a couple random thoughts. First of all, I don't like dress rehearsals. I would rather just do the performance once in costume and not have to go through all of the "dress up"! To me it always feel's painful to go through all of that for a "practice" session. Secondly, could you imagine what it would be like if we got a second chance because this was only practice? I love "do-overs"! Made a mistake! Said something you wish you could take!
The point of this quote is that we should take seriously the seconds, minutes, hours and days of our lives and spend our time carefully. Once it's spent, it's gone. We don't get to "dress up" and run through this once and then the real thing. This IS it! There are no do-overs. I think that is why the Lord wants us to acknowledge Him so that He can direct our paths the first time.
All I can say is that when the anointing of God happens...enjoy it!
People grow tired and bored and seek out other ways to "find" themselves. God is waiting to rekindle their heart and guide their steps. So don't start looking for a greener pasture, there isn't one. You are where you are because of the choices you have made and God is able to make ALL things work out for your benefit if you can begin to trust Him. So get ready...lights, camera....ACTION! Enjoy life!