ESSENCE FOR LIVING – Apostle Joshua Talena

(John 12:25) The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life

Life is beyond what the ordinary eye can see. Life is not a happenstance. Life is not by wishes, neither is it by imagination. Life is beyond building of houses and driving of cars, it is beyond making money and spending them. No matter how you love life, you will realize eventually that there is a termination point. And when the hour beckons, no amount of spiritual gymnastic will nullify that order. What then is the essence for living? To give credible answer to the questions of the essence for living, you need to seek out the intention of God concerning your life. Life is a serious gift of God that comes with heavy dose of expectation and responsibilities.

Life is not about us but about God. You are not a creation of accident, but a calculated, intentional creation of the Almighty. Irrespective of whatever you may have achieved, if God is missing in the equation of your life, you are a wasted effort. Some people carry themselves as though life is in their palm. They reverberate in cockiness and indulge in vanities. The irony is that they do this and claim membership of different denominations and bask in the euphoria of spiritual gymnastics. They have mistaken Christianity for a religion of satisfaction and comfort, as though righteousness equals material gain.

Child of God, Christianity is not a religion, but a way of life enabled by the Holy Spirit to magnify Christ Jesus. Jesus is the essence for living and making heaven should be your goal. Your essence for living should be centered on God. God is the determinant Factor in life. Having known this, live with eternity in view. And one of the ways to do this, is to jettison the works of the flesh in your life and strive to live for God and for Him alone. Life is a gift that must be used to the pleasure of the Giver (God) and for impacting on others – this is the essence for living

Meditation: Irrespective of whatever you may achieve, if God is missing in the equation of your life, you are a wasted effort.

RM: The Essence for Living

Prayer: Lord, open my eyes to discover the essence of life in Jesus Name, Amen.

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