“I AM the Life”

September 27

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” (Jesus- John 14:6)

When Jesus told us: “I am the way, the truth, and the life” He instituted that He alone is the Source of everything we really need in this life – to live life to the fullest. It is Jesus’ promise to us: “I came that (you and I) may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10b)

When Jesus is speaking about life, He is not just talking about the ability to breathe in and out – or about beating hearts. He is talking about a specific type of life that only comes from God. God has it. We don’t. We can only get this God-life by receiving it from Him. God desires to give us what He has – so that we may possess God’s kind of life. It is the life of God, within us, that cannot help but lead us to abundant, purposeful living.

Jesus is the Life!

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He is the Source of this life that we truly need. Jesus alone possesses the God-kind of life. It was said of Him: “In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.” (John 1:4) Jesus, Himself, said, “As the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself.” (John 5:26)

It is through Him (and only through Him) that we may receive this life. We must come to Him to receive what He is offering us (John 5:40). And we must set our hearts on following Him wherever He may lead us. Jesus promised: “Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

We cannot help but notice the parallel between light… and life. The light that dispels this world’s darkness is the life of God. When He walked among us, Jesus had this “light of life” – and He gives it freely to anyone who will pledge their whole heart to Him. He gives this life so that we may shine as He did – to have the life that causes us to BE the light of the world (Matthew 5:14!)

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The temptation for all of us (including Christians) is to try and draw life from things other than Jesus. Other people. Entertainment. Music. Causes. Activities. Parties. Our jobs. In seeking success… or fame… or wealth. The world we live in continually tries to get us “plugged in” to things that can never bring life into our lives. They become a sorry substitute. Something we use to try and pacify the yearning in our hearts. Something that gains our short-term interest, but lacks long-term satisfaction.

Only Jesus can give us what we truly need. Only Jesus gives us the God-Life that truly satisfies our souls. Only the God-Life dispels the darkness within our own lives… and grants us the privilege of being the light that draws other hearts to God. (Matthew 5:16)

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Only in Jesus do we find the direction we need for our lives. He is the way.

Only in Jesus do we find the right way of thinking, needed to live in God’s ways. He is the truth.

And only in Jesus do we find the real life that we need to fill us with the fullness of abundant and purposeful living. He IS the life.

Why do we need Jesus? Because He freely gives us everything we need to live our lives in the best possible way.

Prayer Focus: God, I seek the life You give only to those who draw unto Jesus with an undivided heart. Shine the light of Your life through me!

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