“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, that ye, being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19
We are already in the middle of the year; are you one of those people who wait until the onset of New Year’s Eve to reaffirm a radical change in your life? Like so many others, do you lose your new conviction within 2 or 3 months? Are past years littered with old resolutions that never got out of the starting gate? Or, are you one of those people whose resolutions are so weak, it never takes real commitment to make it work anyway?
Why not try something new? Instead of waiting until next New Year’s Eve to affirm a change in your life, why not start the change today? Why not start your new conviction an hour from now? It is so easy for us to dismiss a commitment that is planned for the future; instead of New Year’s Eve, start your commitment today.
Do you need to change your diet? Begin with today’s lunch menu. Simply change your order to reflect a new healthier direction. Do you need more exercise? Instead of taking the elevator up today, start taking the stairs. If you get tired, you can always take the elevator on one of the upper floors until you can go the entire distance on your own.
More importantly, why not make the radical decision to place the control of your life in the Master’s Hands? Why not open your heart to accept a deeper understanding of God’s love in your life, embracing the decision to learn the vast breadth of knowledge that is Jesus Christ? –And, if you are wondering how gaining a deeper, more profound knowledge of Jesus would change your life; the text above states that you will be filled with the fullness of God.
It is a scary thought, the idea of being filled with the fullness of God. But, just imagine the reverse!
Consider the old motto, “Today, is the first day of the rest of your life!” Or better yet, “Embrace the present; because the reason we call it the present is, it is a gift from God.” –Obviously, the more profound truth is, “Tomorrow is promised to no one.” –So, there is never a better day than today to get started. L.
Study Reference: Ephesians 3:17-19
From: "Renewal of the Mind..." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living.
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