Thursday, December 20, 2007

Have to or Get to?

Whichever one of these two phrases you choose to use every day determines your attitude throughout the day toward everything. Do you say I have to or do you say I get to? There are many people who have never been able to have kids or who have lost kids to death or divorce. Do you have to teach and train and nurture and discipline and love your kids every day or do you get to? There was a time when the Bible was only written in a language that only the priests could understand and there were many who died bloody and torturous deaths making that Bible accessible to the common man. Do you have to read and study your Bible, the inspired and living Word of God, today or do you get to? Praise God we get to! There was a time when no one could go directly to the throne of God and make petitions to Him. There had to be sacrifices made, blood poured and priests interceding. Do I have to pray today or do I get to run right through that torn veil into the Holy Place and pray directly to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lord's through faith in the blood-bought righteousness of Jesus Christ my once-and-for-all sacrifice? There are so many things I don't have to do today because Jesus already did them and they never have to be done again. There are so many things I get to do today. Hallelujah!

5 comments:

David Anderson Kruse said...

Just stoppin' in to say thanks for the comment (sorta) on my blog & saying that I READ the POST! Thought it was really neat! Great Job, Keep it Up!

Ginger said...

Great post Kenny...I love the "I Get To"...that is my motto too! I might add that we as Americans are fortunate to be able to make many choices (i.e. reading our Bible)without the consequences faced by other countries. I pray for the many missionaries spreading the Word!

Kenny Anderson said...

Good point Ginger. We get to live in a free country and we do need to pray for those who have to or choose to live where there is no freedom.

Grandma of Many said...

Amen to that Kenny! We are so blessed that we get to but so much mentality out there is that I have to. The youth of today as well as adults need to realize how fortunate we are. This was a great way to get the morning started on the right attitude. I get to wake up this morning, I get to study God's Word, I get to be blessed with such a wonderful husband and family. We get to follow God's commandments, we get to eat today, we get to have shelter and the list goes on and on. Thank you Jesus!

Jodi Kruse said...

Excellent Post. May God keep this ever in our hearts. We are blessed. How dare we ever complain. God forgive us and change us all to live by this motto as Ginger said and count our blessings like Mom was recalling. May we also focus on how we GET to help others who are not as blessed and count it as joy to GET to serve them.