“Know that the LORD, He is God;  It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.”  (Psalm 103:3)

As you read the above verse, have you ever considered the fact that the Bible instructs us that the entire Trinity was involved in giving us life?  Note the following and be blessed:

GIVES US LIFE:

  • A.  The Father – Genesis 1:11-31; John 5:21
  • B.  The Son – John 1:4; John 5:21
  • C.  The Holy Spirit – Romans 8:10, 11; John 3:8

A little boy asked, “Why is it that when I open a marigold it dies, but if God does it, it’s so beautiful?  Before anyone could answer him, he said, “I know!  IT’s because God always works from the inside.”   That’s God’s wise way of working with men—from the inside.  II Corinthians 5:17  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new,”  Jesus told Nicodemus:  “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”  (John 3:3) To be born again means to be “born from above,” an action only God can produce.  The new creature that God produces when His Son is accepted as personal Savior is “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”  (Ephesians 2: 8-9)  It is by God’s wonderful grace that anyone can be saved.  To be saved a person “must” exercise his or her faith [will].  “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”  (Hebrews 11:6)

As you consider the giver of all life:  “God,” have you ever received not only physical life but spiritual life which only comes through the Lord Jesus Christ for He said:  “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except “through” Me.”  (John 14: 6, emphasis added)

Let’s remember two things:

If unsaved you “must” accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, that is His completed works for only He has done what the Father will accept for salvation:  His death, burial and resurrection. – see I Corinthians 15: 3-4

  1. For salvation see:  Romans 3: 23; 6: 23; 5: 6-10; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Romans 10: 9-13
  2. Perhaps you have been saved at some point in your life but have backslidden in your walk with Christ and would like to get back in fellowship with Him.  Remember, the giver of life has already given you direct evidence that He loves you and wants to bless you.  However, you must realize that if you have broken fellowship with Him, through disobedience.  He cannot give you what He would like:  a tremendous, exciting Christian life.

If you would like to continue to receive God’s blessing as His child please consider:  “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (John 1: 9)  This is your responsibility as a Christian, you must again exercise your “will.”  In other words you must take responsibility for your life and confess your sin [which includes repentance].  God will forgive you and bless you… if you will let Him.

A man who falls is a failure only when He says someone pushed him.

If you have been hurt in a church or by an individual [or a group of so called Christians] do not let them stop you from receiving God’s blessings.  Follow Matthew 18 and if that doesn’t work then find another Bible preaching church and get busy for Christ.  Do not forget you have the responsibility to forgive those who hurt you even if they do not admit their responsibility.

Pastor Tom