Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Alive and well

Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light. John 12:35-36

We become fully alive when we live for the Lord. We walk with Him in the light and He lights our path of progress in the faith. If we trod on the dark road of distrust we become short sighted and stale in our faith, but in the light of Christ we come alive and well. We come alive to advance God’s kingdom. We come alive to His will and ways. We come alive to prayer, worship, praise, and service. We come alive to generosity and godly goal-setting. We come alive as we walk by faith with the Lord.

We die a slow death of self focus if all we do is indulge ourselves. If our interests, our habits, our desires and our happiness are our sole purpose for living, we hold a recipe for unhappiness. The soul, our real self, starves if all our attention is on feeding our flesh. The darkness of fleshly desires grows spiritual mold spores over our disciplines and suffocates them. Our mind becomes mildewed by dark thoughts that drive us to despair. Darkness brings death, but the light of Christ gives life.

However, we become alive and well when we live as God made us to live.  Are you alive in your current season of life? If you are a child, become alive as an inquisitive child. If you are a teen, become alive as a teenager with big dreams. If you are a college student, become alive in your career preparation. If you are a single adult, become alive as a faithful friend. If you are a young married, become alive for your spouse. If you are a parent, become alive for your child. If you are a grandparent, become alive for your family. Live life in the now. Don’t be like the fifty-year old who stops living, even though their best years lie ahead.

Most of all, become alive for Christ. Be loved by Him, love Him, worship Him, listen to Him, learn from Him, obey Him and serve Him. As sunlight produces life giving vitamin D for our bodies, so the light of the Lord gives vitamin L or Love to our souls. Being loved by our Lord makes us alive. The rays of His righteous love keep our faith from becoming brittle and our hearts from becoming hard. We reject a mindset that settles for coasting through life and receive our full life in Christ. Spiritual blood pulsates through a soul alive.

Make today a day of impact for the Kingdom.  In the McLean va. area come and worship with me Saturdays at 6:30pm or Sundays at 10am.
Rev. Todd A. Brown, Pastor
First Baptist of Chesterbrook
1740 Kirby Rd.  Mclean Va. 22101
Worship with us Saturdays 6:30pm (come as you are), or Sundays at 10am.
Vision:" Disciples Making a Kingdom Impact"
Listen to "Life Notes" & "Kingdom Impact with Pastor Brown
Mon-Fri at noon and Sundays at 9am and Wednesdays at 9pm on

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