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.
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.
The Faith I Live By p. 30
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—–my brother and his wife’s house was flooded last weekend!! Everything is a mess ! please keep them in prayer! Lissa
Dear Friends,
My grandmother had a favorite punishment for me when I was a little girl. Whenever I disobeyed, she would make me sit on my little, wooden chair in the kitchen. She would have the chair facing the clock that was on the wall and would say, “When the little hand is on the 3 and the big hand is on the 6, it’s 3:30 . That’s when you can get up.” I was in that chair so often, that by the time I was five years old, I could tell time easily. It also had another result that she had not expected. I became very interested in knowing what the time was. I think that sometimes she probably wished that she had thought of a different punishment. My favorite clock was the wooden one on the mantle in the livingroom. It was dark and smooth and chimed every fifteen minutes. It had just the nomal Westminster chimes, but they fascinated me. Just by listening to those chimes, I could know exactly what time it was no matter where I was in the house. I liked that.
Just as I knew the time by the sound of the chimes, so God has given us signs that His coming is near. During the time that Jesus was upon the earth, the Sadducees and Pharisees were constantly working against Him. One day they came to Him and tried to disrupt the gathering. They saw Jesus healing the sick, bringing comfort to the downhearted, raising the dead, preaching the Word, yet they did not discern that here in front of them was the Saviour of the world. They refused to realize that Isaiah’s prophecy was being fulfilled before their eyes. “The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” Isa 61:1-3
Even though they saw prophecy being fulfilled before their eyes, the Pharisees and Sadduces asked Jesus for a sign of His authority. Sadly, Jesus turned to them and said, “When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.” Matt 16:2-4 Sometimes we become so busy that we are in a similar condition. Prophecy is fulfilling all around us, yet we hardly notice. We become so wrapped up in the “cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in,” (Mark 4:19) that we are in danger losing out on the most important thing of all—-being right with God, being ready to meet Him.
Let us pray for the eyesalve that the True Witness freely offers us, that we may discern the signs of the times. ( Rev 3:18 ) Let us “study to show (ourselves) approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Tim 2:15 Let us allow the Holy Spirit the freedom to work in our life that we may be ready for that final and soon-coming event, the coming of our Great Redeemer.

What is Your Life
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