We choose how we embrace life, and death, we can live faithfully with our creator or we can hide fearfully, from our enemies.
Either way, this life is temporary, and eternity awaits us all. Why would we not grasp all God has given us in life and in death?
Everyone here now will face death someday unless the Lord comes and takes us home, it is only a matter of time. It's not the day we're born or the day we die we celebrate rather it is the life we live.
God our Creator is not just the God of the past, He is not just God of the future, He is the not just the God of the present, He is the God of the ages. He is the ruler of the universe, He has always been and always will be, His name is I Am; NOT I was.
The past we cannot change, the future we don't know, and today is still happening as it absorbs us at the moment. We forget God is not bound by time, He has always existed and always will, He is not created nor can He be destroyed.
Since God wants to dwell in us and extend to us eternity with Him, why don't we reach out and take His hands as He leads us day by day?
Why don't we faithfully follow Him?
Why is it so hard for us to grasp the sovereignty, the majesty, the glory of God and what He wills in our lives?
God’s “sovereignty” is this He has absolute authority, He is unrestricted in His providence.
Even in God’s permissive everything that happens He is over, this doesn't mean these are the things He wants, but what others mean for evil, God uses for good.
God allows mankind to make free choices, this is part of God's true sovereignty. He is able to enact His will, however, whenever, wherever He chooses.
Since we are living now let's live for the Lord, and when we die, let us die for the Lord, we can trust Him to help us do both well if we surrender our all of to Him.
Gods’ word says this:
“How countless are your works, Lord! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Here is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number — living things both large and small. There the ships move about, and Leviathan, which you formed to play there. All of them wait for you to give them their food at the right time. When you give it to them, they gather it; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things. When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. When you send your breath, they are created, and you renew the surface of the ground. May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works. He looks at the earth, and it trembles; he touches the mountains, and they pour out smoke. I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him; I will rejoice in the Lord. May sinners vanish from the earth and wicked people be no more. My soul, bless the Lord! Hallelujah!”Psalms 104:24-35 CSB
“This is what God, the Lord, says — who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk on it — “I am the Lord. I have called you for a righteous purpose, and I will hold you by your hand. I will watch over you, and I will appoint you to be a covenant for the people and a light to the nations, in order to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those sitting in darkness from the prison house. I am the Lord. That is my name, and I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols. The past events have indeed happened. Now I declare new events; I announce them to you before they occur.” Isaiah 42:5-9 CSB
“You are my witnesses” — this is the Lord’s declaration — “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. No god was formed before me, and there will be none after me. I — I am the Lord. Besides me, there is no Savior. I alone declared, saved, and proclaimed — and not some foreign god among you. So you are my witnesses” — this is the Lord’s declaration — “and I am God. Also, from today on I am he alone, and none can rescue from my power. I act, and who can reverse it?” Isaiah 43:10-13 CSB
“We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers and sisters. The one who does not love remains in death.” 1 John 3:14 CSB
“For none of us lives for himself, and no one dies for himself. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Christ died and returned to life for this: that he might be Lord over both the dead and the living.Romans 14:7-9 CSB
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