Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Thief

The thief does not come
except to steal, and to
kill and to destroy.
I have come that they
may have life, and that
they may have it more

John 10:10

Jesus warns us to be on guard for thieves who
will try to rob us of what God has for us. The
world seeks to convince you that you will find
fulfillment if you adopt its standard of morality
for your marriage, raising your children, advancing
your career, or pursuing pleasure. If you believe
this, you will never experience the blessings God
intended for you.

Jesus wants you to live your life with security,
knowing that you are a beloved child of God. If
you are not experiencing love, joy and peace, you
have settled for less than what God intends for you.
If you have been making excuses for why you are not
experiencing an abundant and joyful life, determine
today to settle for nothing less than God's best for
your life. Stop following the world's way of finding
satisfaction. Instead, listen to the Savior's voice,
and you will find true fulfillment.

~Henry T. and Richard Blackaby~
from: Experiencing God Day by Day


  1. I love any verse from John. This was a great reminder for me today. Not only to not fall into the ways of the world but also to remember that Jesus offers peace.

  2. I ditto Marianne! Its so tough sometimes to stand up to the ways of the world. I'm so glad to have a bible study group to keep me in check! Thanks for your sweet words on my blog the other day. I hope we will get to meet one day soon!