R.E.S.T: Receive/Believe/Live!

Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today

We All Want Our Rights

Rights are very important to people who are free, and especially to people who want  to be free. Indeed, liberty is extremely important! Our God given rights make possible this freedom, in Christ, if we truly seek it; therefore, it is imperative we choose to be authentic recipients of  having “life to the full.” (Jesus)

When we do so, we fill up the empty place only God can fill. We fill up our love tanks with God, who IS love. Emptiness departs, and God resides inside.

Listen To Apostle John’s God News:

John Telling A Fantastic Story Of Jesus Being BC Before Flipping Our Calendars to AD John 1:1-14

The Apostle John shares a power filled, transformational, world changing,  revolutionary testimony! What he says is astounding! Why? This is so because his declaration is about another dimension! It’s about Almighty God’s headquarters or HIS HQ! It’s about a very unique, and incomparable, place in time. There really has never been a day, hour, or moment, quite like it! It’s about Jesus, who as the pre existent Christ, is called “The Word.” It’s about Jesus being ONE with The Heavenly Father, as God and Creator! It’s about Him being the bona fide source of life and giver of life! John’s supernatural story is about Jesus also being the light that chases away the darkness of any human being struggling in the darkness of bondage to sin and death! As a matter of fact, John announces, boldly, that darkness cannot overcome this God light! It’s about Jesus, The Word, emptying Himself, and giving up all His Heavenly God capacities,  and all the glory of being God, IN HEAVEN, to become a mere human being, with human limitations and frailties; yet He is still God, who became flesh,  the Son of God!

A Chronicle Of Rejection and Opportunity:  Being BC Before AD

However, as John shares it, Jesus came down to earth to HIS very own people; nevertheless, even though HE was, and is God, they rejected HIM 😞 Family rejecting family is quite common, but to reject God is really 😔SAD. Anyway, as we listen to John, we realize he is speaking about a really something kind of special, pre-history/another dimension, narrative about Christ being BC (Before Christ) before He flipped our calendars to AD (in the year of our Lord.)

The Real Kicker & The Opportunity

Here “is the kicker” of this period of time,  when God flipped the course of history: HE, with all His Godness and goodness, mercifully allowed His own people to reject HIM!  HE gave them freedom to choose! They chose badly! And HE gives you, and He gives me, that same freedom to choose to receive,  believe, and fully live every day! Keep reading:

The B I G “BUT”

Needless to say, this  is fantastic news for the rest of us! Even though HIS own folks rejected HIM, and they rejected HIS salvation, they rejected the freedoms He offered, they rejected transformed lives [and HE still offers these.] On the other hand, their rejection flung open wide the door for us to experience life, full life, complete life, light that chases away darkness,  and provides eternal life, which is to share life with God forever, kind of life! Yes! HIS own rejected HIM.  BUT to those of us who believe IN HIM, and to all who receive HIM, HE provides us the GREATEST Right! HE dispenses, to us, the right to become adoptive children of the True and living God! We are delivered from being the Devil’s prodigy. It’s about THE relationship! It’s NOT about religiosity! And this relationship  is ours for the taking!  HALLELUJAH!

The Big Questions

Saint and Sinner, let me ask you some BIG Important questions: What have you decided about Jesus? What is HIS place in your life each new day? His offer is on the table. He really wants you to be the beneficiary of God becoming flesh and hanging out with human beings. There really is an overabundance of really superior, life giving,  holy, or healthy, blessings waiting for those who will truly turn their lives over to Jesus, The Christ, as both Lord and Savior. 

Especially True For Broken Folks

Additionally. this is especially true for human beings with weakened, debilitated, and broken lives. I am talking about lives broken by bad choices, and other’s bad choices, that have/had a horrible affect and effect. I am talking about choices which are rooted in sin. And, as Jesus said, if we are committed to sin, it will enslave us. (Check out John 8:34,) He wants you to receive all the benefits of having a relationship with Almighty God, through faith in Jesus, Himself, by the power of the Holy Spirit. He simply wants you to truly believe IN   HIM, and HE wants you to receive HIM.

(For a thumbnail sketch of these benefits you could check out Psalm 103 as a starter. Or maybe you might want to spend some time perusing Psalm 23 and check out the 17 or 18 blessings of allowing the Good Shepherd to be the Shepherd of your soul.)

Receiving Jesus Provides An Intimate Relationship With Him, And With God The Father & Holy Spirit.

Right now, as you read this, I am praying the The Father will draw you to Jesus, by the power of The Holy Spirit. I do this because, No one can come to Jesus unless the Father draws them to Jesus. And if you  receive Him, you will have a intimate relationship with HIM, with the guarantee that Jesus will provide you eternal life … you will have a part in the resurrection and share in the life of God, forever.

Now, It’s Your Turn.

It’s been 2,000 plus years since “The Word Became flesh and lived among us.” For generations, people like you and I have been making our choices. What about you? Will you believe in Him? Will you receive? Will you choose to live? These are vital existential questions. Why not choose HIM today and experience God’s R.E.S.T ? Why not experience Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today?

SoJourner

Why Not

R.E.S.T: In The Eternal

God Has Placed Eternity In The Human Heart Ecclesiastes 3:11

Spiritual Blindness

All too many people have a very short sighted and miniscule perspective: Each making the huge faulty decision that they are the master of their own destiny, and they even pontificate “its about the journey and not the destination.” Eternity simply does not matter to them. They have eyes, but they don’t see. They are spiritually dead and blind.

Stinking Thinking

Therefore, mere human beings decide, for themselves, what is right and what is wrong; meanwhile, for them, God’s grace, and judgments, are relegated to a fictitious value system which, in eternal reality, actually flies in the face of God’s Eternal Judgment, as well as God’s Eternal Purposes. God’s Prophets have declared His Eternal Judgment about this kind of stinking thinking: What they think is right is definitely eternally wrong. And what they perceive is wrong, the Creator clearly says is right.

FOCUS

Never Forget that God has placed eternity in each human heart. Focus on this vital truth. Seek God regarding His will for your here and now and eternity. Do so in order that you will not miss out on Heaven and a full life hope, here and now, through faith in Jesus the Messiah. Failing to do so will leave you to “Eat, drink and be merry!” But then it will surely happen: “Tomorrow you will surely die.” Eternity is VERY real. And you Eternal destination is real. And it matters what choices you make now!

Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today will give you the Eternal perspective you need to live in the beauty of holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Let go and let God guide you one day at a time, from now to eternity. Gain God’s Eternal perspective.

I offer this Eternal hope and God perspective. I offer you this Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today, In Jesus Name

Why not R.E.S.T. in the eternal?

SoJourner

R.E.S.T: June 6, 1944 D-Day

Remember The Greatest Generation

Today, the generations, who are benefitting from what the people of D-Day accomplished, barely even know what happened on that day. In a nutshell, thousands died, and many more were scarred for life by the, visible and invisible, wounds of war they received that day. We can actually experiece R.E.S.T. because of their sacrifice.

May We Never Forget!

SoJourner

R.E.S.T: God Will Take Care of You His Child

Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today

What is going on in your life today? Are things good, bad, happy, 😔 sad 😔? Are you weak 😢 strong, feel 👍 ok 👌? Is everything right, in between or wrong? Whatever the case may be, if you are a Christ Follower, no matter what … you are never alone. Embrace this vital truth: Trust God, through faith in His Son, let The Holy Spirit flow through you. “Have a little talk with Jesus,” He WILL work it out.

Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today.

SoJourner

R.E.S.T Your Final Answer

“There is, now, laid up for me a Crown of Righteousness.”

The Scriptures above,found in 2 Timothy 4:7, represent some of the last words ever written by The Apostle Paul. This could very easily be a self written obituary. From these words, we can see that, no matter what else happened to him, he was, indeed, a man experiencing R.E.S.T. He was experiencing Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today in his closing days of his earthly journey.

Use Your Imagination

Imagine your life — as was Paul’s — is coming to an end. Imagine you know your final day is near. Imagine you have been asked to write your obituary. Take this seriously: What would you like it to say about you as a Follower of Jesus The Christ? 🤔

Now, please answer these questions: Are your present life priorities in line with you finishing your journey well? Are you fighting the good fight as you represent the Lord? Are you keeping the faith 🙏 Are you finishing your race in a God pleasing way? Are you securely assured, as you go to meet your maker, that there is laid up for you a Crown of Righteousness which is laid up for you in Heaven? Or do you need to get your priorities right?

Think About It. Write about it. Respond, according to God’s transforming power and will. Then R.E.S.T!

SoJourner

**Thanks to “Our Daily Bread” for the inspirational input and Idea 💡