What Brings You Joy

Ok, it’s time for a message.   What brings you joy.  1 John 2:15-16 says “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father, but of the world.  I have three warnings today – don’t let what you see around you determine the path you take in life – be careful what want to look at; don’t let your natural inclinations  drive you to indulge yourself in the good things the world is willing to give you – control your desires; and don’t set yourself and the things you have above those who have less – choke out your pride.  The lust of the eyes will lead us away; the lust of the flesh will make us stray; and the  pride of life will make us pay.  If seeing it makes you want it – run from it; if the appetite for it makes you hungry for it  – starve yourself from it and if it makes you feel good to stand above it – humble yourself and lift it above yourself.  The one thing we can all want that is good for us and of value to us is the Love of the Father.  Having God’s love in our lives is what enables us to live not by our lusts for life but by the joys of life we have and can share with others.  Live a Delivered Life.  Love you.