IN THIS WAY THEY WILL LAY UP TREASURE FOR THEMSELVES AS A FIRM FOUNDATION FOR THE COMING AGE, SO THAT THEY MAY TAKE HOLD OF THE LIFE THAT IS TRULY LIFE
(1 Timothy 6:19).
There is a Life that is really life. It is the Life of the Lord Jesus. He came to give YOU that Life, too, to incorporate in the way you live, in the way you love, and in the way you believe.
DON’T LET ANYONE LOOK DOWN ON YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE YOUNG, BUT SET AN EXAMPLE FOR THE BELIEVERS IN SPEECH, IN LIFE, IN LOVE, IN FAITH AND IN PURITY
(1 Timothy 4:12).
May you allow the Love and Life of Jesus to be displayed in your life when you are young, so you may lay a firm foundation for the rest of your life…and take hold of the Life that is truly life.
Therefore, let no-one look down on you because you are young. Set an example for your friends, your family, and your enemies in the way you speak. Let Jesus speak to them through you. Set an example in the way you live. Let the Righteousness of Jesus shine through to them via your actions and reactions. Set an example in the way you love. Let Jesus love them through your heart. Set an example in the way you believe. Let the Faith of Jesus be in you, at all times and in all circumstances, even when you feel defeated and depleted. Set an example in the way you display purity. Let the Life that is truly life make you pure, from the inside-out.
AS A RESULT, HE DOES NOT LIVE THE REST OF HIS EARTHLY LIFE FOR EVIL HUMAN DESIRES, BUT RATHER FOR THE WILL OF GOD
(1 Peter 4:2).
I bless you to allow the Life of Jesus to be revealed through you when you are young, so you will not live the rest of your earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the Will of God.
Have you taken hold of the Life that is truly life? What is keeping you from doing this? Do you know how to take hold of this Life?
Invite the Life of the Lord Jesus into the way you live, the way you love, and the way you believe. Ask Him to live HIS LIFE in you and through you…and step back and watch Him do this.
PRAYER: Lord God, I desire to take hold of the Life that is truly life. I am tired of living a life of defeat. I know that I cannot set an example for anyone in the way I live, love, or believe, unless You live Your Life through me. I cannot take hold of the Life that is truly life, unless I take hold of You, because You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Come and take hold of me, so I may take hold of You.
Maintain an Awareness
We now have a moment-by-moment choice: to live our daily lives the way we always have, under the reign of the OLD MAN, or to allow the Lord Jesus to live His NEW MAN Life is us.