Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Because He Lives: Introduction - Life in Christ: What's it All About?

(Part of a series sharing my devotional thoughts from almost two decades ago. For the back story & links to other posts, see the first post in the series.)

Is that your question today? Are you searching for answers, hoping to find some meaning in a world that has brought you pain? Are you longing to put your hope and trust in Someone other than yourself, yet hesitant because you don’t really know what God is like? Have you heard people talk about Jesus Christ, but you wonder who He was and why people still follow Him almost 2000 years after He walked the earth?
Or maybe you’re a Christian who long ago lost the joy of your salvation when you experienced shattered dreams, a broken heart, and a wounded life. Have you given up on Jesus Christ making a difference in your daily life on this earth? Are you trusting Him for your eternal salvation but doubting His ability to intervene in today’s circumstances? Does “abundant life” seem like an unrealistic promise?
Then this devotional is for you, my friend. In these pages you will learn something about the God of the universe who wants very much to be your personal Lord and Savior. He loves you! In fact, He loves you so much that He took on human form and suffered a very degrading, brutal death to make a way for you to have a relationship with God. Then He was resurrected, giving you the opportunity to live with Him in heaven for eternity and have a much more fulfilling life on this earth. Through Scriptural truths illustrated by word pictures, stories, and examples from my own life, you will discover a God who wants to make a difference in your life -- both now AND in eternity.
As you begin, pray for God to reveal Himself to you as He really is. Ask Him to help you understand how He provides eternal life and how you can have abundant life.
My prayer for you is that He will do such a work in your heart that you will never be the same.              

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