The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods – Psalm 24:1-2
As God’s children, we’re the seed of Abraham, and that makes us heirs according to the promise: “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). We’re heirs of God; and if the earth belongs to Him, then it belongs to us too, since we’re joint heirs with Christ: “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ…” (Romans 8:17). So, you see, the world belongs to us; it’s ours to enjoy.
The Bible says the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD (Psalm 33:5). This is so wonderful! Think about it: in spite of the terrible things we hear happening in the world, the earth is still full of God’s goodness. Notice it doesn’t say “The earth has God’s goodness,” but that it’s “full of His goodness.” The goodness of God in the earth is enough for everyone to enjoy.
Read the words of the Master, as He emphasised in very clear-cut terms the reason He came: “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (John 10:10 AMP). He didn’t just come for us to have life, but that we may enjoy it also. You have to learn to enjoy whatever God gives you, because it shows your appreciation. If you don’t enjoy them, you can’t really appreciate them, and therefore, can’t be truly thankful.
Start from where you are—with what you have— and what you do! Enjoy your work, your car, your house, your clothes, your food! You owe it to yourself to enjoy your life! Be happy about yourself. Laugh more. Celebrate God’s goodness and excellence in your life.
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Confession (Faith’s Proclamation)
The Lord has made my life beautiful; I rejoice in His infinite grace and boundless love, for He has caused me to dwell in prosperity in Christ Jesus! I’m living triumphantly, every day, enjoying my life, and celebrating the greatness of God in me. Halleluiah!
Further Study: Ecclesiastes 2:24; 1 Timothy 6:17