Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dumping Junk and Living Spiritually

Satan’s and God’s designs in your life are not the same. Satan designs to destroy your love for Christ. God designs to deepen your love for Christ. Some people see the "things of this world" (money, possessions, careers, homes, etc) as the enemy.  They are not the enemy.  They are inanimate objects.  The are neutral by nature. Having a nice home or a decent IRA or a good job does not mean you are not walking in step with the spirit.  You haven't let the world win if you have some (or all) of those things.  The "world" wins if you fail to cherish Christ. God’s design is to wean you off the breast of the world and feast you on the sufficiency of Christ. It is meant to help you say and feel, “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” And to know that therefore, “To live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 3:8; 1:21)

Note: This thought is actually adapted from an article Dr. John Piper wrote a while back, "Don't Waste Your Cancer"

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