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You may play odds if you desire, but I think Iíll just thank God. I think Iíll thank Him for His beautiful and purposeful creation. I think Iíll just praise Him that He gave me life and purpose for living. What purpose is that you ask? It is this: I am created for His glory. He is expending His magnificent glory throughout universe, and He allows you and me to be one of His many vessels, chosen to complete His purpose on Earth.
The Bible says that we are gloriously and wonderfully made. Since God is a rational Creator and allows Himself to be comprehended (somewhat) by His creation, He has given us a written record of His plan. The written record is His Word, Holy Bible. The plan is a redemptive plan. He sent His only begotten Son to this world (not Mars, not moon, notÖ) to free us from our depraved nature, subject to sin. In Christ His people are given higher life, eternal life. With eternal life, we are to reflect His life to others. How do we reflect His life? We live in power of Holy Spirit everyday. We surrender to Spiritís leadership and direction, and walk like Jesus walked.
How did Jesus walk? Slowly, deliberately, and genuinely, stopping at times to touch sick, outcast, wounded, and lowly who were unable to help themselves. He spoke only what Father in Heaven spoke. He conducted His activities under watchful eye of Father. He loved. He came. He suffered and died. He was buried and arose from dead on third day, according to written record. You keep odds. Iím basking in Godís goodness. Keep faith. Stay course. Jesus is coming again. Pastor T.dashÖBlessed!
Pastors a small church in Oklahoma. US Navy veteran. Retired police officer. Votes.