***Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.”*** (Ecclesiastes 12:1 – NLT)
We get to experience a lot of first time experiences in our younger days, such as first time riding a bike or driving a car. Yet over time, those firsts aren’t as exciting and they become lackluster. We become less enthusiastic about life as time passes. A relationship with God is so valuable that we shouldn’t put it off until later. A relationship with God enhances our firsts because we get to experience it with Him and He changes the way we perceive life. Whether you will be experiencing a first today or not, don’t forget about your Creator and spend some time with Him.
***All that time I had eaten no rich food. No meat or wine crossed my lips, and I used no fragrant lotions until those three weeks had passed.*** (Daniel 10:3 – NLT)
As adults we gain more freedoms than we may necessarily be ready for. Our self-control may not be developed enough to handle saying no even if we have the means and ability to say yes. A lack of self-control leads us further from God. Daniel was surrounded by luxury, rich foods, and had many freedoms. Daniel fasted to seek out God and strengthen his self-discipline. Do you ever feel as if your desires get the better of you when you give in?
What if I have 100 million without self-control?
I have all I want and no discipline to spend money and time.
That probably brings to LUKEWARM and having no relationship with God, no purpose and finally I will find nothing can satisfy my life but it’s not pleasant.
DANIEL is good example to seek God ^_^