Daily Devotion 5.20.20
Pastor Josh Slatten
A man went on a voyage and it cost him everything he had. He had packed himself peanut butter and jelly sandwiches because he knew he wouldn’t be able to afford to buy any thing on the cruise. It was a wedding cruise and he planned to eat the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches the duration of the trip. When the ship left port, he was excited about all the fun, even though it included the same meal day in and day out. At first, he felt okay with his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but after a while, he began to notice all the food available to the other travelers. Other passengers were filling themselves full of steak, ham, and grilled chicken, pretty much anything they desired was on hand for them to eat. He also noticed that the other passengers were receiving room service.
One day a waiter walked by him with a huge plate of food. The man asked how much would it cost to just have a small meal. The waiter stared at the man in disbelief and said that the meals were included in the price of the ticket. Many Christians today are eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, when they could be enjoying a 5 star meal. They see other Christians who are victorious and eating spiritual steak, and don’t understand why they are limited to the same ole sandwiches.
What many believers in Christ don’t understand is the principle of grace. When Jesus Christ paid the price for our sin on the cross all the meals were included in that ticket.
Isaiah 55:1 “Ho! Everyone who thirsts come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”
Leave the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches alone and fill yourself with and abundance of God’s provisions that are already included in the price that Jesus paid on the cross. Come to the throne of God’s grace and get the strength and the help you need to satisfy your soul. God invites you to come and He wants you to come. His Grace is sufficient for you.