Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Remembering Who We Are
1st Peter says we are aliens in a strange land.
As Christians if we can focus on three principles we can get thru this life...
1. We are sinners and as such we should not expect anything good. We deserve to
suffer the consequences of sin. This truth should humble us and give us
2. We have been given a gift, the gift of eternal life, thru grace, not thru our own
works, again...this should make us humble but also give us hope and make us
3. We are only visitors in this world for a short time. Faith and hope tells us that
we are destined for a greater abode. This should give us perspective and allow us
to have a "bigger" view of every day life. This truth alone should make our
spirits soar, no matter what life brings us...we are promised HEAVEN!
As Christians, if we are not experiencing the freedom that the above three truths allow us, it is time we focused on who we are and why we are here.
We have to BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the son of God ...
even the demons know that truth,
BUT WE MUST FOLLOW HIM... that means obeying His commands and learning about His desire for our lives. Which can only happen when we study His word, the Holy Bible.
If you are not a Christian, I urge you to be look deep inside your own heart and seek God. The book of Romans tells us that all men have a knowledge of God,... if only they would seek Him instead of their own selfish and ultimately destructive pursuits.
God Bless and good night