Ever heard the expression, “living the dream”? I believe people who say this are saying they’re living their ideal life, their dream life, the perfect life in their eyes. Seems they think that’s the best way to live on this earth. To live for themselves. To satisfy their desires. To fulfill their greatest hopes and desires for themselves. To achieve their personal dreams and goals and to seek and fulfill their pleasures.
God shows us in the Bible there will come a time when people will love pleasure more than be lovers of Him. He also tells us we who follow Jesus aren’t to live for self any longer but to live for the Lord. Friend, we aren’t to live for self to “live the dream” of a self-centered life but instead to humble ourselves, forsake all for the Lord, and strive to fulfill His will for our lives. For Him.
Love for God isn’t about self. It’s about Jesus. Rest assured living for self brings nothing more than temporary pleasure and a yearning for more, more, more to satisfy self. Living for Christ brings love, peace, hope, joy, and fulfillment beyond measure because there is no greater blessing when it comes to this life on earth than the Lord, believing in, knowing, and following Him – and enjoying the blissful blessedness of forever fellowship with God almighty!
I ain’t living the dream as people say. I am living for the Lord who died for me and was raised from the dead. Please, dear friend, do the same. Cast away any wishes, ways, wants, dreams, and desires that are not God’s will for your life, humble yourself before Him, cry out to Him for mercy, seek His face regarding His will for your life, and believe in Him, love Him, and follow Him with every ounce of your heart now and forever and ever, AMEN!
Thank you dear Lord for teaching me the right way to live. For you. Thank you for showing me the cost, the price, of living for you is hard on the flesh, but the reward of being yours forever, oh, Lord, nothing on this earth can compare. Use me, oh God, to help others stop living the dream of their flesh apart from you and instead to live totally sold out to you, oh God. Help us all, dear Lord, not to live according to our wishes, ways, and wants but instead to live wholly and humbly and blessedly for you, dear God, Lord of Lord, King of Kings, almighty God, hallelujah to your most holy name, AMEN!
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV
“And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:15 KJV
“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;” Colossians 1:9-10 KJV