Romans 14:5-8

In Romans 14:5-8 Paul reminds us that while we are all very different, and see the world around us through a different perspective, we are also very much the same. It’s all about how we look at things, and one is not necessarily better than the other, they are just different. “One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” We all see things through our own eyes. That doesn’t make it wrong or right, or better than how anyone else sees the world. It merely makes us different, unique as God created us in His image.

The key is how we look at things around us. If we are focused on self and what the day gives to me, we’re on the wrong track. Each day is a gift from God. It’s 24 of the 168 hours He will give us this week. We need to recognize it as such and live in in God’s honor. Same goes for the things that He provides for us. They are not ours, but His that He entrusts and gives to us. We need to keep God on the throne and enjoy the world He provides for us to live in. “The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.”

Thanksgiving and gratitude are how we need to view everything in our life. And we also need to realize that how we live is much bigger than ourselves. We are part of His Story as our life creates history on this planet. We’re not the central character, but rather a supporting character in God’s giant plan for mankind. The good news is that He has written each one of us uniquely in to His Story. He created us uniquely on purpose for a purpose and we’re all tied together through His creation and design. “For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.” We’re all here as part of God’s plan and purpose and are blessed to live in that Story.

Bottom line is that He owns us. He created us from the moment of conception. He brought us from the womb of our mother to begin life on this planet so we could life in His plan. He designed us and gave us each a unique purpose to live for. He paid a price for us when Jesus went to the Cross and sacrificed His life for us. We are His. Yesterday, today and tomorrow – forever – we are His. We need to live for the Lord. “For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” We are His, and that’s something we should shout for joy about and revel in that goodness!

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  1. Reblogged this on Matthews' Blog.


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