All That Is Important

“His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.”— 2 Peter 1:3 A doctor left a successful practice and six-figure salary to deliver babies in a run-down maternity ward in Moscow. Using her own money to improve and run the ward, she is rapidly depleting her savings and risking her financial security.

She has never been happier.

She is following God's call on her life.

The more we grow in the knowledge of God, the more we learn what is important. Our happiness is a direct result of growing in our relationship with the Lord.

When our will is subject to His will, our spirits will soar under the wings of His love.

If your spirit is broken, your will is out of control, and you feel discouraged, I suggest three things:

•Humble your spirit and worship God. Seek Him with your whole heart, purpose in your heart to have a personal relationship with Him. Spend time with Him in His Word and prayer. Seek His will and ask Him to break you and fill you with His Spirit. •Educate your mind. I don’t care how many graduations and degrees you have obtained. Life is a process of learning and growing. If you stop learning, you become BORING! If you have ceased to be curious and to ask questions, then you need to start again, like a child. Jesus said about children, “the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Don’t be satisfied with where you are now spiritually. Feed on God’s Word, educate your mind and your soul. Grow. •Dedicate your body to active service. Romans 12:1 says, “Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”

People want their lives to make a difference. Many find happiness in service, working through churches, Red Cross, scouts, Sunday schools, home fellowships. Wherever God puts you, He will bless you for giving of yourself.

We all need a mission in life, and God has the greatest mission of all.

He has commanded us to love Him, to love our neighbors, and to go into the world to preach the Gospel, sharing His love.

Through God’s divine power we possess ALL things that are important; all that will satisfy, all that will give us abundant life —everything we need for life.

DEVOTIONALSRay Bentley