Retirement (the Series): Quit Running

Let’s do a quick recap,

  1. Every man born of a woman was initiated from birth into a rat race, which many call the pursuit of happiness.
  2. There are many interesting schools of thought on how to win this race.
  3. I blurted out that you just go ahead and quit running.

 So today, I’d be showing you just how.

Read up Matthew 6 vs 25- 33 and Luke 12 vs 16- 40 and let’s learn from the greatest human who lived. Then compare it with the words of one of the wealthiest men the world has ever known:

 Proverbs 23 vs 4:

Labour not to be rich: Cease from thine own wisdom- KJV.

Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist- ESV.

Looking at the Matthew passage, we see that God wants us to throw away our cares, those things which make us want to hustle on the Lord’s lap and devote our whole being to pressing into the Kingdom. What is the Kingdom? That His will be done on earth as it is done in heaven. That earth (body and soul) sings the song of heaven ( his Spirit in our spirits).

This is alignment with the redemption of our bodies. And the instant the local and universal body of Christ is in sync with the Spirit of the Father, that is rapture; the euphoria and ecstasy of a solved jigsaw. That is the real purpose of the Christian life. God wants us to throw caution to him ( be carefree) and not to the wind ( not be careless). He wants us to do this instead of trying to be ‘careful’.

Jesus doesn’t want us to try to earn a living. What I am saying may sound strange but that is what Jesus said considering that he wants us to neither sow nor spin nor gather into barns. This sounds like laziness but if you really press into the word, you’d find out what work is.

God wants us to know the secret behind the wise use of money; converting them to the currency of heaven. I really encourage you to press for yourself into the word to understand that fully.

Let’s call it a day here. We will continue with this series next week.

Shalom.

 

Williams Udousoro,

Favour Omeje;

© 2019.

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