I WOULD LIKE TO WRITE TO YOU ON THE SUBJECT I CONSIDER THE MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE. FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF HAVING LIVED ALMOST 84 YEARS IN THIS WORLD I KNOW THERE IS NOTHING AS IMPORTANT AS “CHRIST IN US, THE HOPE OF GLORY.”
WE ARE BORN INTO THIS WORLD, BUT WILL SPEND ETERNITY EITHER WITH GOD OR SEPARATED ETERNALLY FROM HIM (DEPENDENT UPON OUR CHOICE.) THERE IS NO GREATER SUBJECT OR CHOICE THAN OUR ETERNAL DESTINY. WE ARE BORN WITH A SINFUL NATURE, AND WE MUST BE REBORN OF GOD’S INCORRUPTIBLE AND SINLESS NATURE TO BECOME WORTHY OF HIS ETERNAL PRESENCE WITHIN US. John 1:12 “ But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
WE ARE CALLED BY GOD TO PUT OUR FLESH AND ITS SINS TO DEATH (BY THE CHOICE AND ACT OF OUR FREE WILL) AND CHOOSE TO LIVE THROUGH THE HOLINESS OF THE INDWELLING CHRIST. WE MUST INVITE CHRIST TO BECOME “LORD” OF OUR LIFE. WE ARE NO LONGER OUR OWN, BUT WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING IN CHRIST. THIS REBIRTH GIVES US A REBORN NATURE THAT DESIRES GOD TO CHANGE US AND TEACH US TO BE OBEDIENT TO GOD. John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’” John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”
THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE MYSTERY OF GOD IS THAT DEITY LOVES US SO MUCH THEY (FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST) ARE WILLING TO LIVE WITHIN OUR BODY, SOUL, AND SPIRIT SO WE CAN BE RECONCILED TO GOD AND DWELL WITH HIM FOREVER. WE ARE BORN AGAIN AT THE MOMENT OF OUR REPENTANCE AND COMPLETE SURRENDER TO GOD’S WILL FOR OUR LIVES. TO SHOW HIS OWNERSHIP GOD SEALS US WITH HIS HOLY SPIRIT. Ephesians 4:30 “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”
GOD FIRST SPOKE TO ME WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD, SO I KNEW HE LOVED AND CARED ABOUT ME. GOD SPOKE TO ME AND TOLD ME TO PRAY THAT HE WOULD REMOVE ME FROM THE CARE OF MY MOTHER. HE SAID I WOULD NEVER STAND A CHANCE IN HER HOME (SHE WAS AN ALCOHOLIC). HE ANSWERED THE PRAYER HE TOLD ME TO PRAY IN A VERY MIRACULOUS WAY. FROM THAT EXPERIENCE I LONGED TO KNOW ALL ABOUT HIM ON A PERSONAL LEVEL. I BEGAN TO SEEK TO KNOW HIM. I WAS SIXTEEN BEFORE ANYONE TOLD ME ABOUT CHRIST, THE ONLY WAY TO DWELL IN GOD. I INVITED HIM TO BE “LORD” OF MY LIFE. THE GREATEST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE IN MY LIFE WAS TO CHOOSE TO LIVE MY LIFE IN CHRIST! Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
THERE IS NO GREATER JOY OR BLESSING THAN EXPERIENCING THE POWER AND REALITY OF CHRIST LIVING WITHIN OUR BEING. EVERYTHING THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER PALES IN COMPARISON TO “CHRIST IN US, THE HOPE OF GLORY.” TO SEE GOD AT WORK IS AMAZING AND AWESOME. HE CREATED US AND HE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR LIVES. I WANT EVERYTHING “GOOD” TO BE IN YOUR LIFE AND IN YOUR FAMILY. CHRIST GUARANTEES HIS BLESSINGS AND GOODNESS TO ALL WHO LOVE THE LORD AND ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. Romans 8:28 “ And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
~Security of the One Who Trusts in the LORD.
Psalms 91:1 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.’ 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.”
Psalms 91:9 “Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your habitation, 10 No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”
I want to make You “Lord of my life.” Help me walk in obedience to Your word and to pray and be Your witness with my whole life. Help me to display Your love and nature. Help me to consecrate my life totally to You. Work Your purposes and plans into my life. Create in me a clean heart and fill me with Your Spirit as my guide, teacher, and comforter. Help me to love You with my whole heart, soul, and spirit. May I honor and glorify You with my life. Amen.