The Reality Test

24 Jan

God’s Word: 1 John 5:1-12

God’s Message to Me: (My interpretation of what God is saying to me through these verses)

Every person who believes that Jesus is, in fact, the Messiah, is God-begotten.  Every God-begotten person conquers the world’s ways.  The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is your faith in Jesus as Messiah—the promised one. If you fail to believe in the One I sent to redeem you then you fail to believe in Me.

This is the reality test—the one that truly loves Me, loves the One I sent, and busies their life following the commands in My Word.  My commands do not trouble you but free you to really live in deep joy and peace.  The benefit of passing the reality test is “out of this world.”  I have provided you with eternal life; that life comes through belief in Jesus.  Whoever has Jesus has life—whoever rejects Jesus—rejects life eternal.

You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by believing in Jesus.  He gave his life to redeem you.  Now I ask that you simply live your life to redeem others.  Pass on to others what was passed on to you through Christ Jesus.  Love—the supreme concern for the well-being of another with no regards as to what you receive for yourself.  That was the love Jesus lived out—and the reality test for all of humanity.  The one who loves Me, loves Jesus, and gives their life in sharing this love with others.

God’s Question for Me: Who will you share My love with this day?

God’s Promise to Me: Jesus died for you so that you could live eternally with Me.

My Song to God:  Jesus is All the World to Me     Will L Thompson 1904

Jesus is all the world to me,
My life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day,
Without Him I would fall.
When I am sad, to Him I go,
No other one can cheer me so;
When I am sad, He makes me glad,
He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
My Friend in trials sore;
I go to Him for blessings, and
He gives them o’er and o’er.
He sends the sunshine and the rain,
He sends the harvest’s golden grain;
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain,
He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
And true to Him I’ll be;
Oh, how could I this Friend deny,
When He’s so true to me?
Following Him I know I’m right,
He watches o’er me day and night;
Following Him by day and night,
He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
I want no better Friend;
I trust Him now, I’ll trust Him when
Life’s fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful life with such a Friend,
Beautiful life that has no end;
Eternal life, eternal joy,
He’s my Friend.

 

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