Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cutting Back?

Just so that people know, I havent been on much lately. I am limiting how much time I spend on here. I didnt want to say Im cutting back and only to not follow through with it, so I just did it. I found FB to be consuming way too much of my time, and it can be better spent. As a result I have found myself a bit more focused and spending more time in His word. Which ultimately is my goal, to grow more in my walk with Him. 
We should never be satisfied with our relationship with Him. We should always be seeking more. There really is no maintaining our spiritual status, we are either growing or sliding back. The enemy never takes a break, so we have to be always on the look out, with our spiritual armor intact. Thank God that "greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world". Let us grow in Him so that we may be wise to the schemes of the world around us. Thats the reason I want to cut down on the time I waste, watching TV, trolling facebook pages, etc... things that really produce nothing except a loss of time that could have been much better spent growing in my knowledge of Him, sharing with my family all that God reveals to me, etc... After all like James 14:14 says, "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." 
None of us are promised tomorrow, and the life in this body is ebbing away. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
God has something so much better for us, than just a high score on a game or whos doing/saying what on FB, He holds out life, abundant life for us if we would just reach out and spend the time on Him. 
James 1:5-7 "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord". Like Jesus said, Matthew 7:7-12 "“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?" 
Its all about the new life in Him, seeking Him, not doubting, and most importantly not giving up, but patiently waiting on the Lord. He knows how to give good gifts! Give Him a chance, He is worth it and the benefits are outta this world!! Stay Blessed PJ