Monday, August 20, 2007

Are You Taking It All In?

My Mom and Dad have always managed their money very well. They rarely spend money that they don’t need to spend. Because of this they are able to provide special treats for themselves when they want to. One of their favorite special treats is going on a cruise! I couldn’t agree more.

Anyway, one of the ways they ‘save’ money is to drink water when they go out to dinner. They like water. It’s good for your body. And it’s generally free when you dine out. So it’s a win all the way around.

When they were in Texas visiting us recently, one night we went to the Incredible Pizza Company. At the IPC, your drinks are included in the price of admission. So whether you drink Tea, Coke, or water, it all costs the same. My parents enjoyed the change of pace and did not drink water that night. Why? The drinks were included. It didn’t cost more to drink Tea or Coke than it would have to drink water.

Guess what? All the benefits and amenities and blessings listed in the Word of our Loving Lord are included in one price…the price He paid on Calvary. There is not one single promise that that is not part of the whole deal that He provided for us.

Are you using all the Power that has been granted to you? Are you living fully under the grace that has been given to you? Or are you only skimming the surface and leaving some of the free stuff on the table trying to save some of your talents, money or time?

James 1:17 (New International Version) Every good and perfect gift is from
above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change
like shifting shadows.

1 comment:

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

Oh girl... great lesson.....

I have missed you... you and I are running a contest of who's the busiest...

and thank you for your prayers...

still waiting... but We are all at peace about everything. so thank you