Monday, March 23, 2009

Have You Recieved Your Free Gift?

While we were at the Weekend to Remember event, they told the story of a couple who thought that they were on an "all expenses paid" trip, so they really lived it up. They ate the finest things on the menu. They took advantage of every amenity at the resort.

The truth was that their daughter, who knew they needed to be there and knew that they would say they didn't have the money to go, had put up her credit card to pay for it all.

There are many in this world who would never 'pay' for some things but would gobble up ever thing in sight if they thought it was free.

I see this in us when we go on a cruise. Since almost everything is included in one price, we eat to our heart's content. We enjoy food choices that we would never pay for at an equally fine restaurant on land. We encourage everyone we know to go on cruises for the value and enjoyment.

The reality is: in most cases in this life, anything that you get for 'free', someone somewhere pays for it.

There is one thing that is free to you that I wonder if you are taking full advantage of....

Our Loving Lord paid for it. Paid with His life. He paid the price so you could have a free gift that can change your life from the inside out. He has left all of His riches to you.

Little Lesson Life Expression
Are you enjoying the all-expense-paid salvation that our Loving Lord has provided for you? Are you sharing His goodness with those around you so that they too can enjoy the value of this gift. Will you challenge yourself today to get the most out of the free gift that has been offered to you?

Romans 6:23 (New International Version) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 2:8 (New International Version) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

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