‘Nothing is better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his heritage.’ Ecclesiastes 3:22 NKJV
Solomon writes: ‘Nothing is better than that a man should rejoice in his own works.’ That is why we are here! No one can bring us back from death to enjoy life after we die.’ Begin now to think about what you can do to find more joy in every experience. The present moment is all you’re guaranteed, so don’t wait until later – until you get married, retire, go on holiday, or until your children finish university – to enjoy your life. No one knows what will happen next in their lives or in the world. You’re alive now, so maximise it, embrace it, and celebrate it. Nobody was busier than Jesus, yet He knew how to celebrate! His first miracle was performed at a wedding reception. His schedule was hectic, yet He interrupted it to enjoy time with children. The needs He faced were endless, yet He took time off to rest. If you had your life to live over, would you take more chances and more trips? Would you climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets? Would you eat more ice cream and fewer beans? Would you stop worrying about imaginary troubles? Are you one of those people who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat, and a parachute? You get the picture. Don’t wait; enjoy your life now.
SoulFood: Num 1-2 Matt 5:21-26 Ps 35 Pro 10:28-29
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023