Growing up, it never crossed my mind my toys would ever be worth more than what they cost at the time. I remember the joy of Christmas when I opened the box and immediately started playing with them.
Over time, some of these toys broke or got lost. Some were given away or lost to time. The other day out of curiosity, I decided to research some of them and see if I could repurchase some memories.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a few of them on auction sites. However, my joy turned to disappointment when I saw how much they were asking for them. Some were in the hundreds while some in the thousands of dollars. I then decided they would stay as cherished memories. Sadder than this was discovering that many of the toys were sealed for almost 30 years, never enjoyed.
The fact they were more valuable today because they were never played with is the complete opposite of the beautiful gift of the bible. God’s word was given to us to be enjoyed, savored, and thoroughly consumed every day.
Read and meditate on 2 Timothy 3:16-17. What do these verses say to you?
What if you viewed the bible as a new gift you receive every day for the rest of your life?
Meditate / Make It Real:
How would that change your view of the bible, and what would it do for your life?
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
To learn more about Carlos, visit https://carlosfpena.com