Monday, January 24, 2011

Death & Life

Death = the end of a life of a person or organism, the destruction or permanent end of something.

Life = the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding... vitality, vigor, or energy.

We often forget that we are born into death. We are told in the scriptures that outside of Jesus we are dead to the things of God. We are reminded that we originally were created to have a real, lasting, loving, vital, close relationship with the God of the universe. We are told that we were to walk in harmony; to walk in conversation with God.

However there was a death that happened inside of us when (Adam) we decided to turn to our own ways and ignore the ways of God. We decided that our ways were better than God's ways.

Fortunately God loved us more than we loved Him or ourselves. God loved us to the point of taking responsibility for our running if only we would allow him. There is nothing like going from Death to Life. We are born Dead to God, but thank you Jesus that we don't have to die dead to God. Instead we can go from Death to Life.

There is nothing more wonderful than to see someone make that decision of going from death to life. This past Sunday God did some incredible things and we saw two people who were dead and now today can celebrate life because of their decision to allow God to love them through Jesus. Praise Jesus!!

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