Monday, July 10, 2017

What blessings do you have lying dormant?

So Brian is a friend of ours and he sent me a text yesterday, in which I responded with fireworks and strobe lights that the latest iPhone update has as features.  He was quite impressed, in which I responded, "Don't be jealous that I have magical powers, envy is a sin."  He replied, "Call me a sinner.  I'm envious."  The funny thing is, his phone had the exact same capability as mine, they were just lying dormant.  Just because he was unaware.  All he needed to do was access it and unleash its ability.

The same can be with our spiritual life.  God has given us access to so many things like PEACE that surpasses all understanding when life gets crazy, JOY that you can have when the ship seems to be going down, LOVE for people that haven't necessarily been worthy of it.  All of those things could be lying dormant in your life simply because you were unaware.  Well -- now you know! 

Now all my friend needed to do was open up his settings and turn a few things off to enable the feature to work.  And spiritually, all we need to do is open up the Word -- our Owner's Manual, to be getting the most out of our life and taking advantage of every benefit it provides. 

Just like we can go to the Apple Bar to find out all the features our iPhone has, we can plug into good teaching that helps us access what's already ours!  But what good are all of these amazing features if we don't know how to access it?!

"I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.  So don't be troubled or afraid."  John 14:27

"...no one will take away your joy."  John 16:22

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."  1 John 4:8

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