Short Thought continued.....
A New Way of Living
There is a new village being developed near to where I live.
As I drive past the advertisement boards, I am irritated by the slogans which declare:
‘A whole new way of living’ and ‘Surround yourself with happiness’.
How hollow and superficial!
I want to scream:
“The only new way of living which is worth investing in and
which will surround us with happiness is to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.”
Investing in a nice new home is not going to bring constant happiness and smiley faces.
The reality is this side of Heaven there will be sadness, hardships, illness, broken relationships...
Investing in a relationship with Jesus is a wise choice. As we come to know Him,
we come to know His Truth and promises which help us in our times of need and trials.
We live in the time of the New Covenant:
because Jesus sacrificed his life by dying on the cross for our sins
we can be forgiven for all that we do, say or think that in God’s sight is wrong
and falls short of His Glory; in His loving mercy and grace we can be redeemed;
through Jesus we can be reconciled to and in right relationship with Our Father God
and we can receive The Holy Spirit who comes to dwell in our hearts to help and guide us.
This New Covenant way of righteous living brings
everlasting happiness, peace and joy to our hearts and souls.
‘Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship,
for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord.’
(Psalm 89:15 NLT)
‘But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.’
(Psalm 68:3 NIV)
Oswald Chambers (1) writes:
‘We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life…
At all costs, a person must have the right relationship with God.’
Being in right relationship with God brings everlasting happiness.
The worldly way of hallow superficial, instant gratification and materialism brings momentarily happiness.
Which way of living will you choose?
My Utmost for His Highest, Destined To Be Holy devotional.