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The Eternal Reward of Grace-energized Kindness (20 of 23)
Series: Women Energized by Grace Series
Can you imagine how liberating it would be to know how to choose the best in life? We live in a complex world of multiplied choices, many of which are good. We have more new information and more new opportunities offered to us each week--than the average 18th century person was offered in a lifetime.
Often this leads to an overloaded mind, and overloaded life--and a short-circuited decision making system. We just don't know which opportunity and what activity to choose to spend our time doing. Wouldn't it be incredible to confidently go to work or school and know that you are doing exactly what God wants done? And think of life at home, as you travel, in your free time and everywhere you are--just to know that we are pleasing God by our actions? We can only make one investment of that portion of the river of time that flows by our lives at the speed of 60 minutes-per-hour. We can't get time to use over--but we can redeem time as an investment for God.
Does God offer a plan to help us know what is our best use of time for His Kingdom and His Glory? Yes, and it is simple. Paul explains this way of life in Philippians 3.
Paul learned how to live a simple, singularly-focused life as a believer. He knew why he was here, what he was doing--and he did both with all of his strength. In fact, Paul says in Philippians 3 that he was straining every ounce of his body towards the goal of his life which was Christ-like living.
Paul made the Christian life simple because he simply lived life for Christ. He stated his simple goal in Philippians 3.
Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reach ...
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