We can go through this life just fine on our own. There is no question that there will be good days, great days, bad days, and worse days. We can be kind, good, compassionate, or not. We can have friends and we can be a friend. We can do all of this on our own. We can live big and we can lose bigger and do it through our own being...alone.
Or, we can live that same life with a best friend. The difference between knowing about God and knowing God is the words...personal relationship. I can know about Withelma "T" Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, but until I spend time with her and begin to build a relationship I cannot know her, know her love for the people and the cause she serves. The same is true in knowing about Jesus Christ and knowing Jesus Christ through a personal relationship. Through Jesus we can not only know about God but know God in a personal way.
It is our choice. It defines our eternal home. We can go through life and try to ignore that we will die, but we all will. We might never consider or even believe that we each have a soul within us that will never die, but we do and our soul is our working mechanism. When our "shell" stops breathing our soul exists. It will either go to a dark place or a light place. The dark place is the "Inn of Satan" and the light place is the "Inn of God."
Now this is where the most influential book of all time, the Bible, the Word of God comes in to play. It is not a book, it is the manual for life. A set of God inspired directives, penned by men, to bring us into a full and personal relationship with God.
Jesus Christ is God's love way to connect with his Creation. Jesus has always been with God. God connected with us through Jesus being born a boy and growing into a man because it is something we can comprehend, something familiar.
When Jesus was crucified and arose he fulfilled God's plan. The Bible is packed tight with the fulfillment and connectivity of the before Jesus and through Jesus story. Just knowing about Jesus, and going through our lives on our own accord, leaves us ultimately in the dark eternal "inn" but having a personal relationship with Jesus through accepting him as Lord of our lives delivers our souls to the "inn of light."
It is about submission. We live in a me world, a power seeking world. We can be "big" either way, on our own or in a personal relationship with Christ. The difference is that the "big" we seek is different. There are many things about following Jesus,to know God, that those who live their lives by their own power will never be allowed to understand because they don't have the Holy Spirit living within them to open up the beautiful story within their being. It is something we get when we make our reservation with the "Inn of Light".
John 3:16 says, For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
This is the most profound commitment statement alive today. We all are given the very same words and can choose to know about God OR know about the Living God AND have a personal relationship with him.
It is God's directive that these words are shared with you today. If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior and you feel nudged to know more about a Jesus relationship here are two Wiki sites that will direct you into God's inspired word, the Bible, for the answers to all things Holy.
Go out and have a glorious day!!!
Fresh Find: This is a precious trash can. I see it flipped over and a wonderful pendant light fixture being made. Can't you just see the light pattern it would make? Fun!