Lifeopoly, Part 2

Mar 15, 2021

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. – Philippians 4:19-20

The way to win the game of Lifeopoly is to go to Jesus.  Go immediately, personally, expectantly, honestly, submissively, willingly, hungrily, persistently, confidently, obediently, adoringly, fearlessly, gratefully, humbly, corporately, sincerely, hopefully, lovingly, trustingly and frequently.   For those moments we are in over our heads and about to lose our minds, let us go directly to Jesus to collect peace and rest.  Whenever we land on a space that has us wondering what to do, let us go directly to Jesus to collect wisdom and guidance.  If the next roll leaves us so weak we think we cannot continue on, let us go directly to Jesus to collect strength and endurance.  Should some turn scare us, let us go directly to Jesus to collect courage and assurance.   As we cause some of the bad things that happen, let us go directly to Jesus for forgiveness and transformation.  Of course, even in this world of brokenness and even in our own sinfulness, not every turn turns out badly.  Some moves bring us to pleasant places.  What should we do then?  Go to Jesus.  Go directly to Jesus.  To thank our God for His gracious gifts, and to ask Him to help us rightly enjoy them so they do not become idols that take us to a bad place. We do not have to handle the demands of this life by ourselves.  In fact, we cannot.  God never intended for us to.  Instead, His Son, Jesus is with us and for us as we round the board.   Go directly to Him and be refreshed and reoriented.  God’s supply of peace, hope, joy, wisdom, strength, courage, security, companionship, and every other good thing He has for us in Jesus is endless.  There is grace for our every roll, every turn, every landing space until this game is over, and it all goes back into the box.  Then, Eternal-Lifeopoly begins.  In which there are no bad spaces to land.  And every player gets fullness of joy and pleasure forevermore with God.

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