Fresh Hope – 23rd January 2021

Does it matter if I pray? Of course it does!
Does it matter if I have faith? Of course it does!
Does it matter if I worship? Of course it does!
Does it matter if my life produces fruit? Of course it does!
Does it matter if I give? Of course it does!
Does it matter if I serve? Of course it does!
Does it matter if I love my neighbour? Of course it does!

There are many things in life that are important to God and therefore should be important to me.
If my life is dedicated to God, then I will obviously have a desire to please Him.
However, it’s not just about living a life to please God, it’s about living a life that God has mapped out for me that will cause me to have the BEST life.
The things that matter to God, should also be the things that matter to me.

If you are happily married, you will know that you often have to do things that matter to the other person, but ‘naturally’ don’t always matter to you.
Eg. My husband knows a day out shopping matters to me, so he ‘happily’ comes along.
Selfish people will say “I don’t care if it matters to you or not, I’m not doing that, because it doesn’t matter to me.”
You know that that is not the basis for a great relationship.

However, when we do what matters to God, we are not just pleasing Him, we are putting principles into our lives that will actually BLESS us.

It’s in giving that you receive – Acts 20 vs 35
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you – Matthew 6 vs 33

So today, I urge you, find out what matters to God and put it into practise.
We were not created to live selfishly.

He wants to bless you, He wants your relationship to be strong and He wants to grow your life, so that you will become the person you were created to be.

Pastor Gillian

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