Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday's Meditation: A Boss Your Heart Message

Thank you, Kirsten Walkup, for today's devo:

Twice Mine

By Kirsten Walkup

Tom had a little toy boat and carried it to the edge of the river. He carefully placed it in the water and slowly let out the string. How smoothly the boat sailed! Tom sat in the warm sunshine, admiring the little boat that he had built. Suddenly a strong current caught the boat. Tom tried to pull it back to shore, but the string broke. The little boat raced downstream.

Tom ran along the sandy shore as fast as he could. But his little boat soon slipped out of sight. All afternoon he searched for the boat. Finally, when it was too dark to look any longer, Tom sadly went home.

A few days later, on the way home from school, Tom spotted a boat just like his in a store window. When he got closer, he could see -- sure enough -- it was his!

Tom hurried to the store manager: "Sir, that's my boat in your window! I made it!"

"Sorry, son, but someone else brought it in this morning. If you want it, you'll have to buy it for one dollar."

Tom ran home and counted all his money. Exactly one dollar! When he reached the store, he rushed to the counter. "Here's the money for my boat." As he left the store, Tom hugged his boat and said, "Now you're twice mine. First, I made you and now I bought you." 

We often make life difficult by choosing to take on our problems by ourselves. Some people think that because they have failed God, they aren’t deserving of His grace and mercy. They allow anger, bitterness, and resentment a safe harbor in their souls, and it eventually consumes them.

We serve a God who first created us, and a Savior who purchased us with His blood. We are “twice His”. He doesn’t think we’re not worth the time or energy or effort to hold our lives together when all else is crumbling. He desperately desires to have a real and meaningful relationship with each of us, if only we’ll let Him in.

Hebrews 4:15 tells us that we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.

Whether the problems in your life are the result of sin or circumstances beyond your control, you can be sure that Jesus can restore sanity to your life--if you turn to him.

Boss your heart!



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