Monday, February 4, 2013

Lotta Joy (Featured Daily Devotion)

Day 14


Lotta Joy

Galatians 6:10

As we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Lotteries are pickpockets.  They stick their hands into our purses like a street-corner thief.  Even those rare souls who “win” the lottery often lose.  Psychologist tell us that people who win vast sums often lose their sense of purpose.  Their money distracts them from their life’s agenda.  They quit their jobs, change habits, go on sprees, and confuse their goals.  That’s why we hear stories like the man in Texas, who, two years after winning 31 million dollars, killed himself.  Strange feelings of worthlessness befall those with deep pockets but shallow hearts.

The richest life imaginable is awaking every morning with a sense of purpose, knowing God has something for us to do.  He has people for us to reach, cheer for us to spread, smiles for us to share, tasks for us to tackle, and souls for us to influence.  Knowing what we’re called to do is a greater blessing than striking it rich.  Take each opportunity daily to do His good will, and you’ll be truly rich.

Recommended Reading

Galatians 6:7-10


Christ is gloriously rich?  Oh?  There is abundance yea, a redundancy of grace and riches in Christ.  He is full of grace as the sea is full of water or the sun is full of light.

Benjamin Keach

Seventeenth-century British pastor
From: “Turning Points” Magazine and Devotional
Turning Points