Monday, April 10, 2017

Dwelling in LIFE!

I lay down my LIFE, that I might take it up again.
--Christ from John 10: 17b

Jesus' prophetic, startling and puzzling words to his generation. They suggested he had a devil, or perhaps he was mad. But Jesus, as his father did, knew all things. He knew what was in store for him in the very near future.

What man is he that desires LIFE...?
--Psalmist David, 34:12

The hopelessness of those who know not God's love and forgiveness. Life without God is truly an unfulfilled, unsatisfactory existence. Only with him is there true life, true peace and true joy.

God's gift to us is eternal LIFE through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 
For God declared in John, chapter three, verse sixteen:

For God so loved the world (US!) that he (God) gave his only begotten son (Jesus) that he who 
believes on him, might have everlasting LIFE!

God's promise to us:

Take no thought for your LIFE...
Wherefore, if God so clothed the grass of the field, or what you shall eat or drink or wear...
for your heavenly father knows what you have need of. 
--Matthew 6:25-32

What do we do?
Seek God first and his righteousness. 

That's it. The simplicity of accepting LIFE.

Spring and the Easter Season is a wonderful time to reflect on what God gave us, the promise and assurance of everlasting life for such a small price from us.

Can we rejoice in LIFE today?

What blessings of LIFE do you appreciate and enjoy? 
How has God's assurance of LIFE affected your life?


Besides being an active participant of many writing groups, Carole is an award winning author and enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense, tough topics, romance and whimsy into her books, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons? 



  1. A perfect thought this Monday morning of what is called Holy Week. I'm so thankful for new life in Jesus Christ as my Savior, Lord and soon coming King. All the new life blooming out in flowers, trees, grass, birds remains me of the NEW LIFE Jesus Christ gave us by dying as our sacrifice on Calvary. Easter blessings.

  2. Great devotional for this special week that we Christians observe. Have a blessed Holy Week!