The Gift of Life

Posted: 9th December 2012 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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(taken from personal devotion written 08/28/09)

God in His great love and through the majesty of His awesome power created the universe. All creatures in Heaven and Earth and below the Earth are marvelous testimonies to His handiwork. Every atom, every particle of energy that exists is under His control and Will. He wills it and it is so! Of all His creations — Man is His delight. Hallelujah!

Man was made in the form of His image. It was for His pleasure Man was given life to walk and commune with Him. How precious is life to our Heavenly Father! So much so that even death was alien to His initial creation. Adam and Eve were created to be fruitful and multiply — and live. To eat of every tree in the Garden – except one. God loved us so much that He gave us the freedom to choose in life. To our downfall, Man rebels and chooses His own way – a way that leads to death — through sin. God never created sin — or it’s by products; suffering and death. They are created by the choices of Man.

Though sin has limited our lives on this earth, God in His great love for us renews His mercy each day. Every breath, every heartbeat, every moment in our lives is by His amazing grace.
• This day is His gift to us.
• This day is our only opportunity to prove our worship of Him alone.
• This day is our day of salvation.
• This day we are to rejoice and be glad in it.
• This day we are to love Him and our neighbor.
We are “sons of the day.” (1 Thes 5:5)

As we journey through this gift of life these three remain: Faith, Hope, and Love. Love is the greatest. God is love. Our first gift from God is His love.
• He loves us so much to create us from nothing and give us life.
• He loves us so much that He gives us the freedom of choose Him or ourselves in our lives.
• He loves us so much He gives us the Way to be with Him eternally.
• He loves us so much He gave us His only begotten Son, Jesus
Christ, and through Christ we will have life in abundance. We were created to live! Not just in this world, but eternally with our Lord, our Savior, our God, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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