God’s Word and the Creation
The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. Luke 12:23.
Our life was given us of God, and is dependent upon Him, as the leaf is dependent upon the bough for sustenance.
Life is a manifestation of God’s love. It is a talent which God has committed to our care, and it is a very costly talent, as viewed in the light of the sacrifice of God’s Son. It is an expression of the ownership of God. We are His by creation, and doubly His by redemption. We derive our life from Him. He is the Creator and the Source of all life. He is the Author of the higher life which He desires the beings formed in His image to have.
Every one should consider the solemn question, What is my life toward God and my fellow men? No man liveth unto himself. No life is simply neutral in its results....
Every soul is under obligation to live a Christian life. Our individuality, our talents, our time, our influence, our abilities, all given to us of God, are to be rendered back to Him in willing service. The aim and object of life is not to secure temporal advantages, but to make sure of the eternal advantages. God claims your soul, your body, your capabilities; for He has bought them by His own precious blood, and they all belong to Him. It is robbery to withhold yourself from God.... The question of importance to us is, Is our life interwoven with that of Jesus?
What is Christian life? It is a life rescued, a life taken out of a world of sin, and attached to the life of Christ.106
If our life is hid with Christ in God, we shall, when Christ shall appear, also appear with Him in glory. And while in this world we will give to God, in sanctified service, all the capabilities He has given us.
What is your life? You must meet and answer that question sometime.
In this three part audio series, Jerry and Janet Page share some of their personal experiences as they talk about how to cultivate a vibrant prayer life, a prayer life that will help your relationship thrive both with God and with those around you. Grab a pen and notebook, and sit down prepared for a blessing!
Have you ever wondered what mission might look like as primarily a divine endeavor? What would it look like if the main agenda, the only real agenda, was to pray, and then to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading? What would it look like to do something so simple and yet so full of faith in God that it might seem radical and insane to all those watching? Watch this video and find out.