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The Good China

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  John 10:10 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Many have something elegant they keep on reserve for a special occasion.

For some, it’s a particular piece of clothing or jewelry. For me, it was the good china. My husband and I disagreed about this constantly. He wondered what the point was of having such dishes if we never used them. My logical response was that it was for a special occasion. But I have come to realize that life itself is the special occasion. Every moment we experience is cause for celebration.

Jesus put it all on the line for us, even laying down His own life. He did not do this so we would live within margins. He did this so we could live life in abundance and to the fullest. If we are always waiting for the special occasion to arrive, we miss out on the gift of today. The Enemy is aware of this and tries to steal our joy by creating chaos and confusion in our life. But our joy should not be stored up, only to be used on special occasions. Joy and gratitude should be the dish we serve daily.

Today is a gift. We can live each day to the fullest as Jesus desires, starting each day with a grateful heart and making the choice to choose joy, regardless of the circumstances. We can use the good china because we are alive in Jesus Christ.

Choose joy today through Jesus Christ, and live life to the fullest.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Jennifer Stengel-Mohr

Jennifer Stengel-Mohr grew up in New York but moved to Pennsylvania in search of a quieter life. There, she began her ministry. Her passion is helping others know the power of the Lord in their life. Jennifer has spoken at several women’s ministry retreats and events. She is a wife, mother, and linguistics professor who enjoys using the arts to connect people, language, and the gospel.