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God In My Life

What is life? Are we making a living or making a life? The truth is, many are making a living when they should be making a life. What is life?

Life is a gift of God. Every day, the moment we open our eyes, we should be thankful that we are alive. A rich farmer in a parable told by Jesus assumed that he had a long life ahead because he had a good harvest. But God said he would die that night (Luke 12:16-21).

James 4:14 says: “whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” NKJV

James is saying life is short and unpredictable. So, while we are alive, we must prepare for eternity. But eternity is in the hands of God. To spend eternity with God, we must spend time with God while we are alive. Is God in our lives today?

5 Reasons God should be our Life:

  1. God is the Almighty Creator.

  2. God is the Source of life.

  3. God is the Sustainer of life.

  4. God Loves Us.

  5. God is the Judge

God is the Almighty Creator.

Who is God? Bro Jimmy, in one of his lessons, defined God as The Supreme Being who is self-existing, eternal, unchanging, holy, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-benevolent, perfect in wisdom, and is worshipped as the creator and ruler of the universe.”

The Bible says in Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

The first and primary evidence for the existence of God is the CREATION of the universe. Our God is the creator of this universe including man.

We cannot see God, but we can know God because of the evidence He has placed in His creation. Psalm 19:1 says: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

God is the Source of life.

Life came from God. When He created man, He gave into them the breath of life:

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7).

“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life” (Job 33:4).

Likewise, Job repeated in Job 12:10: “In whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?” Life is in the hands of God.

Life is a gift of God. Each day we ought to give thanks that we have another day to live; some did not live to see another day. We need to treasure and not take our life on earth for granted. Let us live our lives faithfully, and meaningfully on this earth.

God is the Sustainer of life.

God provides for us daily. God sustains His children through difficult times, as it is written: “Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is with those who uphold my life” (Psalm 54:4). He strengthens, protects, encourages, and comforts us.

Our strength will eventually fail us, but God is the only one who can sustain our strength to endure (Psalm 18:39).

God Loves Us.

In a world filled with murder, cheating, and hatred, God is Love (1 John 4:8). Everything that He did for us was because of His love toward us.

God defines what true love is, and He teaches us how to love. When love is in us, God is in us: “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (1 John 4:8).

Man left God. Sin causes man to be separated from God (Isaiah 59:2). The separation is eternal. It means man has no place in heaven but in hell. Heaven is eternal life while hell is eternal damnation or death.

Because God loved mankind, He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to die for us, so that through His blood, man can have redemption and eternal life (John 3:16; Romans 6:23).

Because God is Love, He showed us how to love. (Luke 23:34).

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a).

God is the Judge.

At the end of life, all men will stand before God to be judged by Him: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).

It is a reminder to us that God should be in our lives while we are alive. In Ecclesiastes 12:13, Solomon concludes that life involves more than what happens “under the sun.” Living for God and His glory should be the goal of life:

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”


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