Jesus said that He wants us to have life, and to have it more abundantly. He also said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” And, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”
So, if you want more “life” in your life, then it makes perfect sense to turn to the One who IS life.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)
Our job as Christians is to trust Him, the life-giver. And as you trust Him, you will grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. And that makes for a glorious, abundant life!!!
As you grow to know Him and His love for you, and perhaps more importantly, His acceptance of you, you will begin to understand what Jesus meant when He said: “I came so that they might have life.”
“In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.” (John 1:4)
There is no real life apart from the Lord. Everything else is just a false substitute for life.
John 5:26 also talks about this “real life.”
“For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself.”
Life begins by responding to Him in faith, and by believing in what He has already done for you: Jesus Christ died, was buried and then He rose again. When you believe in the gospel you receive spiritual life. The life that you receive is Him, His Spirit.
Real life begins there… and it never ends. Believers have been given an eternal life. As we walk in the Spirit, we are trusting Him. We trust Him today, tomorrow and we will trust Him for all of eternity.
Let’s continue trusting Him every day and in every circumstance.
And hey, Happy Easter.
Written April 10, 2020