True Life

Are you alive? Are you truly alive? Do you know what it means to be truly alive? Or are you living a lifeless life? Does living a life of purpose and true-life sound appealing to you? Do you know it is available to you if you will accept it?

Many people, far too many, live a lifeless life. I’m not referring to a boring life of drudgery. I’m referring to a life that lacks a future. Oh, they may have wonderful adventures that bring excitement for a short bit. But they don’t live a life with a guaranteed future.

Think about it for just a moment. How many “rich and famous” people have you heard of who were sad, unhappy, or broken to the point they saw no way out. They have money, lots of it, and yet are not satisfied. They have fame with lots of fans but are lonely. They appear with smiles in the public eye but live a secluded life otherwise.

The truly rewarding life, one with a reward beyond this life, is a life in Christ. This life includes the gift of the Holy Spirit living within us. It includes listening to the guidance and direction of the Spirit. It includes the knowledge and trust that God is always with us and has a plan for us. It includes understanding that this physical life will end but we will continue to live as a spirit in God’s presence until the resurrection. It includes knowing we belong to God for all eternity.

Only by living a life filled with the Holy Spirit can we truly live the life God desires for us. We are offered this life because of what Jesus has done for us. We can accept this life in the same way Jesus did. It is our choice. Continue to live a life of death or live a life filled by the Spirit.

I pray we all decide to accept God’s invitation. I pray we choose a life filled with the Spirit. I pray each one of us trust God to give us an eternal life and a true-life in these physical bodies. Accept God’s invitation. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps. Live a life filled by the Spirit. Experience true-life. Trust God.

Romans 8:9-10 But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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