Robert Griffith | 6 July 2024
Robert Griffith
6 July 2024


2 Timothy 1:1  “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus.”

The introduction of Paul’s second letter to Timothy spells out the difference between Christianity and all religion.  Do you see it in that verse?  As an apostle, chosen by the will of God, Paul says that he was sent out to tell others about the life God has promised those who put their trust in Christ Jesus.

I am so thankful that Jesus didn’t come just to show us how to live.  He came to offer us life!  He didn’t come to offer us religion.  He came to establish a relationship with us through faith!

John 10:10  “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”

Does this describe your Christian experience?  Are you experiencing the full and meaningful life Jesus offers?  Countless Christians have somehow fallen from grace to a life of striving and religious works, thinking their efforts will attract God’s favour.  But God only relates to us through grace, which He has lavished on those who would simply receive the life of His Son!

1 John 5:11-12  “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

If you have the Son of God, you have life!  The life you have is none other than the life of the Son of God restored in you making you a new creation in Christ Jesus!  Having received Christ’s life, the challenge is to live that life in all its fullness!

Every day becomes a fresh new opportunity to wake up and say:

“Good morning, Lord!  Take my life and make it Yours.  Live Your life through me!  Take my body and have a blast today! These hands are Your hands to work with.  These eyes are Your eyes to see with.  My mind is Yours to think with.  These feet are Yours to walk with wherever You would have me go.  And my heart is Yours to love with.  All that I am is Yours, so that I may experience all that You are in me!  In Jesus name, Amen!”

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