Life is a gift. It’s fragile and it’s precious, and it’s over before we know it. We need to be mindful how we use our time here on earth. But if God is the center of our lives, then everything gets meaning. Then even death is victory. How come?
Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it’s logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the Devil’s hold on death and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death. (Hebrews 2:14-15, MSG, emphasis added)
Life is forever. When we live in Jesus we will live forever. Then even death does not scare us because it is only a step into eternity. We are free! We can live courageously and boldly knowing that we are in God’s will. And God’s will is good.
This is how we know we’re living steadily and deeply in him, and he in us: He’s given us life from his life, from his very own Spirit. Also, we’ve seen for ourselves and continue to state openly that the Father sent his Son as Savior of the world. Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God’s Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God. We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God. (1 John 4: 13-16, MSG, emphasis added)
Life in Jesus is a blessing. To be truly blessed is to have an ongoing, intimate relationship with God. When we walk in grace we experience such joy and peace, even in the middle of hardships. God gives meaning for our lives. We are children of God!
Life is not always an easy path. But one thing I know for sure: we are never alone. God is with us. And that’s why life is always good. The rougher the path, the stronger the presence of God. The bigger the challenge, the more help we get.
God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.(1 John 4:17-18, MSG, emphasis added)
Life in Jesus is always good. Hudson Taylor has said ” I am no longer anxious about anything, as I realize the Lord is able to carry out His will, and His will is mine. It makes no matter where He places me, or how. That is rather for Him to consider than for me; for in the easiest positions He must give me His grace, and in the most difficult, His grace is sufficient.”
Thank you for the gift of life.
Thank you for the gift of salvation.
Thank you for the gift of love.
Show us how to live our lives to the max.
Enable us to live lives pleasing to you.
Lead us home to you.
In Jesus’ name,
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Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you live your life in love!
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