WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS. No. 216
I was on the beach today.
There was a very big jelly blubber lying on the edge of a tidal pool.
It was nearly dead, I think. It was hard to tell because that jelly fish didn’t have a lot of personality. My friend tried to help it by pushing it with her foot deeper into the little pool, so it could survive. It was moving around a bit, but really needed the water to cover it and pull it out to sea. The tide doesn’t come in for about five hours yet, I hope the little pool doesn’t leak out into the sand and the leave the blubber without water.
The jelly blubber can’t survive in air,
like we can. It lives in a different environment than humans do. It’s environment
is salt water, and without salt water surrounding it the jelly fish will
just die away.
Our world is filled with people who are out of their SPIRIT environment.
Did you know that?
They are dying away, getting older and older, and then their bodies die.
Wow, not a fun subject!
People who are born on this earth are really born out of their spirit environment, that environment is GOD! We have all been born into a “fallen” world, away from God. Separated from God. What can be done about this sad problem? That is the biggest question anyone can ask, man, woman, boy or girl. How do we find out answers about being born like that, on a “fallen” world?
God’s wonderful Word, the Bible, was given to us all so GOD could wise us up about the biggest question. We all need our spirit environment in God to be brought back! That is why God send Jesus Christ, His Son, to our earth. He gives us a new life in God that is not “fallen” any more, and we can then live IN GOD again. All right how can YOU be sure you have your own spirit environment IN GOD, so that you will live forever in Him?
God tells us that the God kind of life
is in His Son:
“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. “
( I John 5:11-12).
God tells us He will give us that spirit
life as a free gift:
“...but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. “
( Romans 6:23).
God shows us that we need to take new
life In Jesus Christ from Him:
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: “ (John 1:12).
God’s Word says that God loves YOU,
and wants YOU to have Jesus’ new life:
“ And we have known and believed the love that God hath [has] to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth [ lives] in love dwelleth [lives] in God, and God in him.” (I John 4:16).
The Bible shows us that Jesus Christ
died, so that YOU and I can be back with God forever. It is called being
“ Ye must be born again.” (John 3:7).
A PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR ( you might
like to pray it ):
“Dear Father in Heaven, I want to have new life in Jesus Christ. I want to be IN GOD, in a real spirit environment. I am sorry that I do wrong things that make You sad. I want to belong to You forever. I will take from You the gift of life in Jesus Christ - thank You Father in Heaven for answering my prayer. Amen.”