In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Sunday May 15, 2005

Experiencing God's Best

Luke 12:32

   

Everything we do in life requires a decision. Some have said that even when we refuse to make a decision, we have decided what we will or will not do. The same is true when it comes to experiencing God’s best for our lives.

    

Jesus taught us that it was God’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom of God. This means that all we could ever hope or want is ours to enjoy. Of course, there are guidelines to be followed.

    

For example, God will never give us things that lead to self-indulgence and greed. On the other hand, there are many Christians living in spiritual poverty because they have never learned to enjoy the goodness of God’s blessing.

    

This in no way solely focuses on financial wealth, though God may choose to bless many in this area. Nor does it mean that we should feel guilty when God does bless us in some area of material value. God’s blessings are not limited to any one category. They are endless, and it is our responsibility to enjoy them when they come.

    

Therefore, instead of denying the gifts He sends your way, ask the Lord to help you correctly handle them so that He will be glorified in your life. Jesus taught us that God gives good things to His children. Therefore, never refuse His gifts when they come because each one is wrapped in eternal love for you.

 

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