John 10:10 (New International Version)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
How would you like a job where you are guaranteed in contract to have 1½ to 2 hours for lunch? In fact this offer is so popular that the whole town closes its doors at lunch time, except maybe for gas stations. There is no catch to the offer. You still get to go home at 6:30 pm. Oh, and you don't have to be at your job until 9:00 am. Moreover on Tuesdays and Thursdays you don't come until 1:30 pm.! Would that be all right with you?
Sundays you have off as well. After all, shouldn't you be spending time with your family?
And shouldn't you be able to buy fresh produce, fresh pastries and fresh bread on a daily basis? No more of that "prison bread" filled with chemicals to keep the appearance of freshness, and no more produce that has been on display for the last two weeks!
To top it off, you also receive the following order: Stop rushing around! Relax! Take it easy! Enjoy life to the fullest!
Does the job sound impossible?
Not at all! Move to Europe! In many European countries this is the norm. The French, the Austrians, the Swiss, and those in many other countries know how to relax and enjoy life. Why not add a practical joke here and there to make life even more spicy?
This is true for our spiritual life as well! Relax! Enjoy your life with Christ living in you. Stop worrying and let Him lead for once. Remember Rom 11:18 "You do not support the root, but the root supports you." (NIV)
Remember, you don't live to work, but you work to live. Jesus truly brings real living!
Dear Lord we pray today that we would stop all the worry and busyness and take time to enjoy life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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