Living for God is one of the most beautiful experiences in life. Life itself is wonderful, but when one lives for God, life is so much more pleasant. Jesus intended for us to enjoy life and all the benefits that comes with it. Happiness, joy and love is all a part of the many blessings God wants us to receive. How terrible it would be to go through this world never knowing love, peace and joy.
With all the wealth of this world, with all the riches of this life, without Christ it would not be worth living and all these riches could not or would not satisfy our heart.
Jesus Christ should be our all, our everything, for without Christ, we are nothing and can do nothing. The things of this life are very small compared to the life that Christ can give us. Notice the words of Peter in St. John 6: 66. “…Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words to eternal life.”
The disciples of Christ were not seeking the material goods of this life. If they had been, they would have left Jesus like so many others did in the Bible. The disciples knew where true life was. They saw it in Christ – not in their own selfish aims and goals. Jesus possessed the words of life and the disciples were willing to follow Him to the end of the world.
To the disciples, just hearing Jesus speak another parable, or witness another miracle was a blessing to them. Life was a real joy because of Jesus.
If life is hard, and you don’t think it’s worth living, take a long look at Christ and let Him show you a better way – let Him have His way in your life. Turn your heart and soul over to Him, and the things the disciples witnessed in their lives, you will witness also. Let Jesus Christ reign in your life.
Once we have met Jesus, our life will never be the same. No man has ever been touched by Jesus and remained the same. The things of old will pass away.
Nicodemus, in the book of John, had everything that a man could ask for in life; he had lots of money, wealth, power and he was a great man among the people. Yet he was lacking so much in his spiritual life. He went to Jesus seeking out a better way of life.
He heard of the fame of Christ and believed that Jesus had some answers for him. He found himself going by night and searching out Jesus. “…Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God, for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with Him” John 3:2.
Nicodemus’ questions was that of eternal life. Lacking so much in his own heart and needing so much spiritually brought on these questions. Nicodemus was hungry for a better quality of life. Surely it was to be found in this great teacher that came from God.
Thank God, Jesus had the answer for Nicodemus’ concerns. John 3:3 tells us the answer. “…I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Real and true life is not in the natural world but in the spiritual kingdom of God. Seek and ye shall find…
“…And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).