It’s been said that whoever wants to travel happily must travel lightly. Instead of bringing bursting bags on every trip, savvy travelers pack only what they need for where they’re going. While you can find plenty of good advice on how to pack light the next time you travel, the best way to journey well through life is to hear some good news. Because of Jesus, we know where we are going. And once we know where we’re going, we know just what we’ll need to bring.
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This week we’re packing the word. It might seem like words can do much, especially if they promise something we can’t imagine is possible. But words depend on who is speaking them — and when God speaks that makes all the difference imaginable. His promises have more power than perceptions. What the Lord says in the Word is what will come true.
This week we’re packing prayer. Anyone who’s ever prayed knows how helpless it can feel. After all, how much can what we say really do? And is God really ready to listen and answer? These are natural questions that need God’s assurances. Prayer built on God's promises can never fail. What we ask according to his Word is what God most wants to give us.
This week we’re packing love. Most people associate the teachings of Jesus Christ with the command to love — and they are right to do so. Love is central to the Christian life and must be something we know and understand if we want to follow him faithfully. Love is not a license to do whatever we please, but freedom to be and do what God has made us to be and do.
This week we’re packing security. We always imagine that if we had more than we have now then our stress and worries would be replaced with happiness and security. But soon after we achieve more we are met with a hollow feeling. What we accumulate in this life cannot support us forever. We leave wealth behind but still need something more.
This week we’re packing priorities. On any journey the destination determines your route. In the Christian life we’re on our way to a place that matters more than anything else — not some spiritual place where we float around forever but a renewed creation like the one we know but perfected forever. What we're looking for will inevitably change the way we live. Seek the kingdom of God first and you gain everything.