Friday, May 23, 2014

If your life isn't full of joy, this could be why ...

Why do we put people on pedestals? Why do we accumulate things? Why do we hoard our money for ourselves? Why do we exalt recreation and luxury? Why are we always chasing bigger and "better"?

We fail to understand the difference between quality of life and comfort of life. The American mindset is a comfortable life is quality of life, but that's a different kind of living than what Jesus said would bring a rich joy to our lives.

And make no mistake about it, Jesus would like you to have a phenomenal quality of life ...

"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.

BUT, having the quality of life that Jesus wants to provide you doesn't come through pursuing comfort of life. Instead, it looks like this ...

"Then he said to the crowd, 'If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me," Luke 9:23.

So what are you really pursuing: quality of life the Jesus way, or comfort of life your way?


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