I saw a small part of some weird special on TV the other day where a woman was seeing a bird as a soul connection in her art!?! My immediate thought was, “get a life!” My kids were viewing a movie about a 1980’s gamer (one who professionally plays those first stand up computer games like Pac Man or Donkey Kong), and I thought, “get a life!” Now, that was not directed to my kids, but now that I think of it? Anyway, I was talking to someone a while back and they said “I’ve got to get a life; all I do is work and watch TV.” Another person said to me, “I’m so board; I have to get a life.” It seems that it is inherent that we as humans desire to ‘get a life,’ but what does that mean?
As I have been pondering this some Bible verses have come to mind such as…
John 14:6 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Though people may have a lot to say to define what it means to get a life, the key as far as the Bible says is that Jesus is the life. To get a life is to get Jesus. I John 5:12 puts it this way:
1 John 5:12 12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Getting a life is to have the Son, to have Jesus. To have Jesus is to know Him (as the triune God – fully God and fully man and one/one in the same as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, I know this is not an easy concept to grasp, but to know Jesus is to do our best to take Him for who He is), and to believe in who He is and what He has done. He is LORD, Savior, Redeemer, and the wonderful names He has all through out the Bible. Believe, meaning we accept the truth of what the Bible says about Him and act accordingly. When the Bible calls Him Lord (read the last few verses of Luke 6 for one of the many places where it says we are to call and act that He is Lord), that yes for those of us who say we believe and want to get a life by having Jesus, we are to act like He is the Lord and master of our lives. In other words, we are not our own (look at 1 Corinthian 6:19-20) and we should do what our Master has told us to do.
So, to ‘get a life,’ to have Jesus is not only follow Him but live life His way, to do what He would do. When Jesus was asked what was the most important commandment He answered;
Matthew 22:37-39 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
So getting a life is to love God and love people and show it! As well Jesus said;
John 4:34 34 “My food,” said Jesus, is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.
As well, to get a life is do God’s will, to accomplish His purposes; worship, fellowship, spiritual growth, service, and outreach…all found in His Word the Bible.
So, “Get A Life”, and I believe you will sense the joy, fulfillment, excitement, challenge, peace, and thrill of life that God intended (by the way I did not say easy, safe, with out struggle, pain, or effort). Did not Jesus say…
John 10:10 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
The words ‘to the full’ means to the maximum, abundantly…all found in Jesus. So, Get A Life!
Having Fun Getting a Life with you,
P.S. I would like to ask you for some special prayer this summer for our church finances. During the summer many people go away for vacation and along with special family events, church attendance and giving tend to be hit and miss and some even forget to give. Please pray people remember to give so we can keep our wonderful church running at its normal summer high. With how tight the economy is and how tight the church finances are, any little dip is a big deal. So please pray and also pray for God to bring in that miracle money. Thanks!