“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” (John 5:24 NIV)
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck what is planted.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 NIV)
Yesterday while watching a tv show, one of the main characters died. I got to thinking about life and death.
What does it mean to live?
I looked up what the real purpose of life is. Basically it said that whatever motivates you to get up in the morning. Having a purpose can guide your life decisions, influence behavior, shape goals, give a sense of direction and create meaning, among other things.
But when I looked up the meaning of death all I got was the end of someone’s life. But I guess that’s how it really works. While you are alive, God wants us productive, bringing in the “harvest” for him. He was us to be soul winners for the kingdom of heaven. But that isn’t what the devil wants. He wants us dead. Maybe not physically, but definitely spiritually.
While God works in light, the devil works in darkness. Why do you think bad dreams are called nightmares? You don’t have bad dreams in day time, unless you work nights and sleep during the day. But if satan has us spiritually dead inside we can’t operate in the light. He tries to keep us in the dark where he has dominion. But you don’t have to stay there. Don’t hide your light under a bushel. Bring it out for all to see. Let your God given light shine for all to see.
So if your spiritual light is dimming, trim the wick, fill yourself with the oil of the Holy Ghost and let your light shine bright. Keep living strong. Don’t let the devil try to put your light or life out.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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