Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Choose life...but REALLY LIVE!

I was at a friend's wedding this past weekend and as the pastor was exhorting the couple he said, "Don't just be married; be REALLY married!" We all laughed, haha and moved on. But today the phrase "choose life..but REALLY LIVE," has been ringing in my ears. 

Isn't it true that we all have been given the GIFT of life but that we always choose whether or not we really live. This generation is full of those who aren't really living. Maybe they're functioning by eating & sleeping but that doesn't mean they're really living. They're looking for truth but really they are looking, longing and searching for LIFE, and those who are ALIVE!

What does it mean to REALLY be ALIVE?? The breath in Hebrew is RUAH... It literally means that every time we breath in and out we are breathing in and out the very essence of God. I don't know about you but I want that breath to empower me to be all that I was intended to be at creation. I don't want to use the breath inside of me to believe doubts about God's love or to speak things out that don't edify and build someone up. What could we be if we chose, everyday, to REALLY LIVE!! 

Romans 8:11 says, "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you!!" 

So I pray the we would REALLY LIVE by the SPIRIT OF LIFE! Let's speak LIFE over ourselves, our dreams, our families and friends, and over our generation!