True Success?

22 03 2015

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  Matthew 7:24

In the world’s way of thinking, you don’t succeed by spending time with God, you succeed by being busy, productive, and making money.  Only those with nothing better to do would make time for God.  The busier we are, and the more money we make, the more successful we are.

However the Bible tells us that at the end of this life is eternity, and we choose where to spend it by the decisions we make in this life.  According to Matthew 8:12, we will live in eternal light with God, or eternal darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

As a disciple, to be relationally connected to Christ takes effort and discipline.  It is like exercising or preparing for an athletic event.   Time in the word helps us focus on who Christ is and what He did for us.  This time produces Faith, Faith produces perseverance, and perseverance produces maturity.  And to become mature in your relationship with Christ is the true measure of success.

by Carol Lopez


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