Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Same Life Over and Over Again?

In the $64 Tomato, William Alexander wrote asked this incredibly important question and offers this enormously significant challenge:

"If you were doomed to live the same life over and over again for eternity, would you choose the life that you are living right now? The question is interesting enough, but I've always thought that the point of asking it is really the unspoken, potentially devastating follow-up question. That is, if the answer is no, then why are you living the life you are living now? Stop making excuses and do something about it."

Paul wrote, "I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ-the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead" (Phil 3:8-11).

Eternity and purpose, the themes of these challenges, find their complete meaning in Christ Jesus. Do you want out of the rut? Your future begins with a deeper relationship with God through Christ! That's Life at Work!

1 comment:

preacherman said...

I found your blog through Jims blog and want you to know that I have been extremely bless by your blog. I have read every post you have written and wanted you to know that I will be reading as much as my health allows. Fantastic post! One thing I have found over the last several years is that our situations on earth change from day to day but the wonderful things is and has helped me keep going is that God never changes. He is in charge. He is the one in control of all things. Each and every day I do what I can to stay in his will and when I stay in the will of God, life is so much better. Wonderful thoughts for us all. Keep up the fantastic job you do with your blog. I will be reading as much as my health allows. I suffer from GBS and mirgraines. I will be praying for you, your family and ministry. Never forget that God is so good.