Past Joy, Present Waste

October 3, 2011 Comments Off on Past Joy, Present Waste

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” -Romans 6:23

Do you ever remember what presents you were given for your 1st birthday? How about your 3rd, 5th, or even 8th? Probably not.

What about all those expensive cloths you bought 2 years ago that you recently donated to Goodwill? How much did those cost?

There are so many things in our life that brought us past joy, but are present waste to us. If you think about the sum of money you spent on all those clothes you eventually gave away, you wouldn’t be struggling to pay the bills these days.

There is a greater waste though, far greater for far more people than clothes.

Salvation.

God gave us a free gift, a gift that lasts for eternity. A chance to find a best friend when we’re alone, a place to run when we’re scared, someone to correct us when we do wrong and to reward us when we do right, someone that will love us more than we could love back.

For so many of us today, our salvation was our past joy, but we can’t seem to even remember the last time God brought us happiness in this present season of our life. We go about living our life forgetting to spend time with God – unable to even remember the last month we even actually read our bible.

But here’s the good news, God wants to change something in your life starting right now if you will let him.

Our plan for our life = Past Joy, Present Waste

God’s plan for our life = Past waste, Present Joy

God has the ability to turn our mistakes into miracles, no matter the circumstances. You may think that you’re too far into your life to give God a chance, but you’re wrong. God is fully willing and able to turn our present wastes into our past as we transition into the next day.

The only person holding you back from a new chapter in your life is yourself – it’s not God. God’s love is always constant and never changing, you have to overcome yourself to be able to come into his love.

The greatest gift you’ll ever receive is a free one, but are you willing to accept it?

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