Have you ever grilled a big, thick, juicy steak? Before you throw it on the grill, you sprinkle it with salt and pepper to season it.
There’s something about salt that brings out all of the flavor and creates a mouth-watering piece of meat that you can’t wait to sink your teeth into! Simply adding salt just makes it better!
Great relationships make life a lot more enjoyable. However, one reality check that may be hard to accept is that not everybody will like you or want a relationship with you. People will either like you and respond to you, or they won’t. That’s just life.
Did you know that your kids can help your family grow stronger, make you happy, and bring honor to your family name? God’s Word says it’s possible.
I know when I first heard this, I asked, “Do you mean MY kids? The ones who just flunked algebra? The ones who let the air out of the tires just to feel the wind on their faces? The ones who broke the window trying to throw rocks over the house? Do you mean those kids?”
Yes, those kids!
If we, as parents, fear the Lord and obey His Word, our seed (our children) will be mighty upon this planet (Psalm 112). God’s Word also tells us that our children are a reward from God, that they can bring us great joy (Psalm 127:3-5). The kind of reward they bring us depends on us teaching and training them according to the Word of God.
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. – John 10:10
Are you living a satisfying life? It’s God’s Will that you do.
STEPS TO LIVING A SATISFYING LIFE
Here are three ways you can begin to live the satisfying life God has called you to:
You and I are designed by God to serve others. Like the example Jesus set for us as the Good Shepherd, we are to spend our time living for, giving to and serving others. The secret to living the satisfied life is found in serving others.
Some people don’t want to do this because they don’t want to deplete their resources, but we are different because we have a source that never depletes. God is our source!
- “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
- The greatest among you must be a servant. Matthew 23:11
- There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13
- “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12
One of the first time’s God talks about unhappiness, He is talking to Cain. God tells Cain that he’s unhappy because he isn’t doing what is right. Part of living that satisfying life is to be obedient to God’s Word.
- Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2
- And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17
- See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. 1 Thessalonians 5:15
In order to live the full life God has called us to, we need to know what He has promised us. You can’t get something if you’re not aware it belongs to you, can you? Start studying God’s Word.
- For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20
- And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. 2 Peter 1:4
- And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
THE TAKE AWAY
Don’t settle for “some” of what God has for you! Start working the principles from His Word and live the satisfying life He has for you.
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There are so many responsibilities we have as parents and before we turn around our schedule can be packed with “responsibilities.”
What we have to learn is the difference between what is an activity and what is a responsibility. Parents are responsible to teach and train their children as they grow into adulthood – and even beyond. Here is a practical tip to being a biblical parent…
Have you ever kicked over an anthill? What happens? By the next day, those hardworking, little ants will have rebuilt that entire hill. They’re not deterred by opposition.
They don’t quit. They just start pushing all that dirt back into place again until that hill is rebuilt. That’s what they’re called and gifted to do.
Laugh-and-learn as you listen to Joe and Denise share their candid thoughts on lessons learned as they celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary. Continue reading…
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10-11 NIV)
Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Philippians 1:3
Today, we honor those who have served and are serving our country. We can also learn from their example of service.
As parents, we can help our children answer the question, “Why am I here?” by helping them to discover their gifts and talents.
If you have five children living under your roof, then you’ve got five completely different individuals. Their personalities, likes, dislikes, attitudes, responses to things, as well as their gifts and talents are all different.