Enjoying the life God intended for you to live – By Darrell Case

Is it possible to live a happy life in this day of stress, violence and depression? Can we have peace when the entire world around us seems to be coming apart? Can we spend our years on earth enjoying the blessings of God or were His promises just for a simpler time? Can we live on the mountain top or are we destined to just survive in the valley?

Some well-meaning Christians declare “if you are not going through problems right now, hold on, you soon will be.” Others go as far as to proclaim “If you are not having trouble in your life, you’re not right with God.”

Several years ago I visited a church in a nearby city. The pastor was known as a godly man and a prayer warrior. As we spoke about life in general, he said, “We’re not supposed to enjoy life, are we?”

To him it was a rhetorical question; unfortunately most Christians hold this same view. They believe in Christ, He is their savior. They love Him with all their heart. Their future home is in heaven, they attend church each Sunday and most mid- week services. They endeavor to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. They witness to friends and family, yet to them, life is something to endure.

They are like the small orphan boy adopted by a well-to-do family from a poor orphanage. The child reveled in the luxury of his own room. Sleeping in such a wonderful bed was a dream come true. He awoke the next morning to the sun streaming in his open window. The songs of birds welcomed him to a beautiful summer day. As he came down to breakfast, he saw a place was set for him at the large table in the dining room. Fine china and silverware gleamed in the light of the expensive chandelier.

At his plate set a large glass of milk filled to the brim. At the orphanage each child would drink from the glass only so far then pass it on. This continued until the glass was empty. The glass was then refilled and passed to the next child.

With big eyes the little child looked at his new mother.
“Please, ma’am, how deeply may I drink?”
With tears in her eyes, his mother said “Drink it all son, it’s all for you.”

I believe God has given us the cup of life filled to the brim and overflowing. God says, “Drink it all, my child, it’s all for you.”

Many Christians believe life is drudgery. Therefore they miss the real pleasures God has intended for His children. His word promises us abundant life.

Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

We can choose to view everything as a miracle from God.

Will there be sorrows? Of course. Will we suffer difficult setbacks? Undoubtedly. Are there enemies of Christians and the Lord? Surely. Does this mean God has changed His mind or abandoned us? No. In this book we will discuss ways of enjoying living on God’s blessings. You can indeed “live life to the fullest.”