Once a woman who was the daughter-in-law of a multimillionaire gave birth to a son. By virtue of the home in which the child was born, the newspapers spoke of him as a millionaire on the day of his birth. Perhaps there are times when we have wished that we might have been born with a silver spoon in our mouth. While this may be the case, we should recognize and rejoice that the blessings associated with being children of God are far greater than any legacy that can be passed on from earthly parents. We should realize the fact that the happiest people on earth today are not the wealthiest or the most highly educated or the most powerful. But they are those who have a right relationship with God and who are seeking to do His will in every area of their lives.
We don’t own our lives, because life is the gift of God. We are the stewards of our lives, and one day we must give an account to God of what we have done with His gift. Some people are only spending their lives; others are wasting their lives; a few are investing their lives. Corrie ten Boom said, “The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration but its donation.” So, if our lives are to count, then we must fear God. It is an attitude of reverence and awe that His people show to Him because they love Him and respect His power and His greatness. Oswald Chambers said, “The remarkable thing about fearing God is that, when you fear God, you fear nothing else; whereas, if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.” The person who fears the Lord will pay attention to His word and obey it. Let us invest our lives by seeking God’s will in every area of our lives and by paying attention to God’s word and by obeying it. God bless you.
In His Service