And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. 2 Timothy 2:6
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 1 Timothy 6:17
Coaching tip # 5 is: Enjoy. This is the 5th of 5 coaching tips the Apostle Paul gave Timothy that will help us be strong and compete well in the game of life (for a fuller context review Monday's devotional). Someone who is living fully for God is someone who is competing well in the game of life. However, competing well in the game of life requires that we be strong. The kind of strong we are talking about only comes from Christ. In Christ we have been given a way to live life with true strength. Our coaching tips from 2 Timothy 2 throughout the week have helped us with all this. Our last tip reminds us that living life the way God meant for it to be lived is rewarding. There can be nothing more fulfilling and more enjoyable than the full experience of living fully for God. It is important to stop and focus on how God is blessing our lifes as we are engaged in living fully for him. When we do this our hearts will be overflowing with thanksgiving to God and we will know deep and abiding joy. We will then find enjoyment in the life God has given us to live. We will truly enjoy more fully than ever before all the many aspects of our lives that make up a life that is truly lived fully for God.
Lord, we exalt you and bless you with words of worship and praise, with hearts of love and devotion, and with lives of discipline and victory. Lord we enjoy the life you are producing for us but more than anything we enjoy you. Grant that our lives bring you ever increasing glory and honor as we go forward competing well in the game of life through your Divine strenth and enablement. Amen!
Posted on Sat, February 7, 2015
by Ken Hart