It is that time of the year when we can feel the season of Christmas in the air. The reason is to celebrate the birth of Christ. It was the time when God dwelt among people. What a wonderful place it will be if God is with us! In his presence we have fullness of joy, peace, hope and love. We all long to have a little more of these in our lives. Jesus said he is going to be with us all the time. Don’t we love to be in a place where God’s resides? In the book of Ephesians, We can read more about God’s dwelling place and how can we become part of it.
When something wonderful happens in life, our joy and happiness gets elevated. But overtime when we get used to it, the same things which gave us that joy starts to fade away in value. As a consequence we fail to appreciate all the blessings we have in life. Think about it, we realize the value of good health only when we fall sick, we appreciate all that we have only when we are in need of those blessings. God has blessed us with all that we need but overtime we tend to take it for granted. When we count the blessings in our life, it makes us grateful and helps us to live in content. This is true for spiritual blessings as well. In previous post(Blessings Part 1), we saw the blessings God has shown to us through Christ – Chosen, adopted and accepted. In this post, we will continue to rediscover the riches which God has showered on us.
Many times we get overwhelmed with all that is going on in life. We don’t take the time to count the blessings God has showered on us. How do you feel if suppose you went through a tough time financially but later found out that you had all the money and more with an inheritance you received but you never really paid attention to it. In fact, it is exactly what many of us do live a life without realizing the riches and blessings we have inherited through Christ. Are we enjoying our inheritance today? Do we know what are these riches?
Are we worshiping God or do we have any idols in his place? Many times we take exception thinking that we don’t have any idols but the answer depends on what we call as an idol. Anything that robs the place of God is an idol. What is taking his place in our life? John in his closing remark warned about this subject to his audience and this can be a wake up call for us as well.