Welcome to our segment of My Thoughts and the last of our six-week Grace series. I want to encourage you to listen to the good news of Jesus as a daily priority. I know just how crazy and busy our days can get. When the day is over and we have heard nothing about Jesus, we can feel empty, stressed out, worried, fearful, and depressed.
Our Bible verse for this segment of My Thoughts is John 6:35, “And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.’”
The Power of Grace
Jesus is the bread of life and the living water. No matter how busy we get, it is sensible not to neglect to feed on His person. I know in the natural, this can sound simplistic. You may be asking yourself, “How can simply listening to Jesus change my life circumstances?”
The truth is the things of God are not complicated. Just think about the woman who suffered from hemorrhages for twelve years. Simply hearing about Jesus and His grace infused her with so much hope, faith, and courage, she was able to receive the healing she had started to believe for. Don’t underestimate the power of hearing about Jesus just because it sounds simple.
Get Into God’s Grace
Psalm 90:12 states, “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Do you want to know the secret of numbering your days and not allowing a single day of your life to be put to waste? The key is found in Psalm 90:14, “Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days!” The word “mercy” is the Hebrew word hesed, meaning God’s grace. God is telling us to be satisfied every day with His grace.
I suggest before you do anything, read the papers, check your emails, or make that important phone call, start your day with Jesus, and be satisfied with His grace. You can read a devotional about grace, meditate on His grace, listen to a message about Jesus, and open up His Word.
Make Time for God
I know you are asking, but my mornings are crazy! How long do I spend doing this? How much must I read, listen, or pray?
The key is not to be legalistic about it. If morning doesn’t work for you, then find a time that best suits your schedule. It could be during your lunch break or just before you go to bed. The key principle here is to be satisfied daily with His grace. Feed on Him until your heart is full and satisfied with His grace. It’s not about the duration or how much, but your level of satisfaction.
Enjoy God’s presence daily. He loves having a relationship with you and wants to fill your heart with His grace, peace, wisdom, and joy, Amen!
I am Dale Van De Bogart and I approve of this message!
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