January 29, 2021

Bob Maas
“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
“Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.”
Hebrews 7:25

When Jesus came into the world, God gave His beloved Son in order for mankind to be delivered from the kingdom of darkness. I am grateful that through the absolute abandonment of His will and passionate love for His Heavenly Father, He rescued me and demonstrated how I can also be set free from my ego which continually tries to lure me away from my fellowship with God. There are an infinite number of ways that my self-centered nature seeks to be gratified, none of which is capable of giving me anything more than fleeting impulses of pleasure. On the other hand, through Jesus, God has given me one simple way to find lasting enjoyment and satisfaction; by absolute surrender to His will. When distractions attempt to captivate and ensnare me, I pray that He will help me realize quickly how futile it is to find lasting pleasure in anything or anyone other than the Lord.