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Ive Been Upgraded To Unlimited Minutes
10/28/2015

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)

Boy we’ve sure come a long way in computer Internet speed.  It seems like every year there is a whole new push on technology and a host of new computers, pads, and phones have been prepared to do every job faster and better.   Heck, I remember getting hooked up to the Internet with a dial-up modem when it was state-of-the-art.  I remember the program walked me through the start-up phase and I was issued a phone number for my area for my computer modem to dial so I could access the Internet. 

Once I had everything set up I began to browse the Internet, searching for information.  Everything was fantastic—that is until a $1,200.00 phone bill came in the mail approximately one month later.  I’ll never forget seeing my wife’s face as she broke the news to me when I came home from work.  It seems the number we were issued for our dial up modem was a long distance one, and we had incurred a hefty bill, as every minute spent on the Internet was being billed at a long-distance rate.  The phone company was very sympathetic but it didn’t change the total on the invoice.  This was a hard lesson to learn, and a very valuable one as well.

Now whenever I hear an ad offering a great cell phone plan for a certain amount of available caller minutes, or a certain amount of gigabytes available for Internet usage, I am very leery about them—wondering how much the overage costs would be should the person exceed the predetermined contractual limit.

As I think about all these available plans I am quickly reminded about what God has offered to us with His plan for our life. 

·      Jesus has invited every one of us to come to Him if we are thirsty and hungry, and has promised to fill these needs forever (John 6:35; 7:37). 

·      Jesus has invited every one who is tired and weary and has promised us rest in Him (Matt. 11:28). 

·      God has given us unlimited access to the truth of His Word (the Bible) as well as unlimited time to talk to Him (prayer), and we need not worry about exceeding any carefully crafted plan, nor will we incur any hidden charges. 

·      For those who place their faith in Jesus and accept Him as Lord and Savior, God has upgraded their plan and has given unlimited minutes in His plan for eternal life (John 6:58).  . 

"I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever..." John 6:51 (NKJV)

The way I see it we have been given an amazing plan indeed, and I am thankful that I have been upgraded to unlimited minutes.  

I want to encourage you to think and pray upon these things today. 

STUDY QUESTION: According to John 6:51, what does Jesus’ plan include and how long is it good for?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you taking advantage of the unlimited minutes God has made available to you, or are you using them sparingly as if you are going to be charged extra?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Choose to utilize God’s invitation for you to spend time with Him today.

LET’S MAKE THIS OUR PRAYER TODAY: Father, thank You for allowing me to have unlimited access to Your throne of grace and mercy.  Thank You for allowing me to have unlimited access to Your Word.  Thank You for allowing me to have unlimited time with You in eternity.  I praise You for Your faithfulness and love for me.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

 

 


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