Unspeakable Joy Devotional

June 17th

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If Jesus comes tomorrow, what then? I saw this statement at church yesterday and it made me think….

Colossians 4:5 “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”

Many of us may have experienced situations in our lives that seemed like it could be the end of our life here on earth. Scary situations that made us ask the questions-Was I ready to die? Have I lived life to the fullest? Did I have any regrets? Should I have done things differently? Should I have laughed more, loved stronger, hugged harder, and lived more abundantly? Should I have done more for others? Had I stepped out in faith to do all God had called me to…or let my list of excuses stand in the way? Had I allowed my problems and busyness to steal my peace and joy? Had I been taking life for granted? Had I lived as if I truly loved and appreciated life?

In the book of James, the author encourages believers to live out each day based on godly wisdom, not worldly wisdom. In James 4:14 he said, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appearth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

We all need to stay grounded in our faith and live the abundant life God intended, and it’s a shame we allow problems and disappointments to blind us from the beautiful parts of the life we have. Since we’re never guaranteed tomorrow, we should always make the most of today.

We don’t have to search for a different life, a carefree life or a life with perfect circumstances in order to love our life and make the most of it. It’s never too late to start anew and begin intentionally living each day with purpose and joy.

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 “I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.”

Lord, forgive me for letting things stand in the way of appreciating, loving and enjoying the life You’ve given me. Help me make the most of every moment beginning today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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