Wow – just when you thought your new car was the do-all, end-all! Or your new house, boat, ATV, etc. But no – they aren’t the do-all, end-all of what really counts. Yes, they’re nice and enjoyable, but there’s more to life then material things.
Before continuing, let me say that I’m not against material possessions. I like my stuff but I realize that’s not where my peace is. Peace comes from your relationship with God – having made Jesus your Lord and Savior.
And that’s where love comes from. Love isn’t something you can actually touch; it’s a heart issued and nothing really compares to it. Yes, you can see the effects of love but you can’t actually see love or touch it. It’s a God-given entity and oh so wonderful! We need to bask in it and know that beyond a shadow of a doubt, God has our backs! Where else can you get that? Certainly not from the world – not even your brothers and sisters in Christ because they’re human and not always there for you. But God is! His ears are open to the prayers of the righteous.
God is love and we are His offspring, joint-heirs with Jesus! We need to walk in love as Jesus did.
Jesus gave us His peace – the world didn’t give it and the world can’t take it away if we don’t relinquish it.
And then there’s the fruit of your re-born spirit, where else can you get these except from the Lord?
Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
So, you see, our most important assets are intangible but far superior to anything we can get in the world!
John 9:31b (KJV) 31 … but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
James 5:16b (KJV) 16 … The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
1 Peter 3:12 (KJV) 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Romans 15:13 (KJV) 13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
John 14:27 (KJV) 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Romans 8:17 (KJV) 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.