Good, Better, Best

Colossians 1:9-10For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God (NASB).

I was making do with my old plastic travel mug even though it wasn’t the least bit satisfactory. My coffee tasted funny and it was often cold. Finally, I treated myself to a stainless steel travel container. I don’t know why I waited so long! It’s bigger than my old plastic one and it actually keeps the coffee hot. 

Life is like that, isn’t it? God is nudging us toward a new job, different friends, or a healthier lifestyle, while we stubbornly cling to the old, but familiar. We bear fruit where we are, by the cup, while God yearns to help us produce a bushel. We settle for what we know we can do, when He wants us to go beyond our wildest imagination.

Prayer: Good, better, best, Lord, never let us rest, till our good is your better, and our better,your best. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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