The Choice to Live Forever

1 John 2:17: “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”

While in physical rehab in 2009, my mother told my younger brother, “I want to live.” Two weeks later, she passed from this world into eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

On earth, we can fall into the trap where nothing else matters except work, money, and prestige. Those things “pass away.”

Today’s Scripture says, “The man who does the will of God lives forever.” Romans 12:2 tells us God’s will is “Good, pleasing and perfect.”

What is God’s will? First Thessalonians 4:3 says, “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality.” First Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

In 1 Timothy 2:4, God tells us he “wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” In 1 Peter 1:16 God commands us, “Be holy, because I am holy.”

Dear God, help me remember “The world and its desires pass away.” Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to be sanctified, thankful, saved, and holy?

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Copyright 2011, Yvonne Ortega, LPC, LSATP, CCDVC

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Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and
serves on the Board of Directors of Christians in Recovery.

She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.

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