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“This is Your Life” was a television program some years ago hosted by the late Ralph Edwards. The program would have someone as its subject and surprise the person with people and events from their past.
Let’s do a “This is Your Life” segment. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, let me share briefly some things from the Bible about your life. I would encourage you to pause at this point, find your Bible and read Titus 3:3-8.
Although we came from different places and had different experiences, the Bible says we were all sinners (Romans 3:10, 23). We were dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1). This is your past.
Then, you were born spiritually (Titus 3:4-5). The Bible teaches that you were not a child of God until your new birth (John 1:12). As a spiritually newborn baby, you grow by reading God’s word, through prayer, serving God, witnessing for him and all those things which help a new Christian to grow.
The Bible tells about your life. You are now a child of God (I John 3:2). You can call upon your heavenly father. He loves and cares for you because you are his child. You have a peace and sense of security knowing God watches over you.
As you look at tomorrow and all the days of your future, you can tell things from the Bible. One day you will die if the Lord tarries his return to earth. But death is not your end. It is just the beginning for you as a Christian.
Jesus said, “Because I live, you shall live also.” Christ opened the way to eternal life by his death, burial and resurrection.
Paul said, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard all the things that God hath prepared for those who love Him” (I Corinthians 2:9). You may strive, strain and struggle here, but something wonderful awaits you in heaven (John 14:1-6).
Is this your story that we have been writing about? If it is, death will one day be a promotion for you to the eternal life God has prepared for his children. If this is not your story, it can be.
Ask God to forgive your past, invite Jesus into your life to be your savior, then live your remaining days here for his glory. God loves you and Jesus died for you. He wants this to be your story (II Peter 3:9).