The other day my neighbor and I were on our weekly walk together. We were praying for our neighborhood and some friends. Then we began to thank God for the beautiful fall day He had so graciously given us. This led into praising God for people and many things He has done in our lives.
As we continued to walk and praise God, we both bubbled up with joy and started to giggle. Then my friend said, “I feel so alive!” My spirit agreed with hers and I too felt alive…really alive. I walked from her house to mine with a skip in my step.
When I arrived home, I ruminated on the experiences of the morning. Then I realized that when one has the living God in their heart, and the praises of Him flowing from their mouth, they are truly alive! In fact, I would boldly say that unless one has had a similar experience, then one is not living! They are dead...a dead man or woman walking.
The Bible makes it clear that unless we know Christ, we are dead in our sin. However, once we accept Christ, we are alive, and not only alive, but alive forever more! I hope you have pondered on these words and feel more alive than ever, because you know that God lives inside of you.
Whenever I think of God and how alive we are in Him, I remember the quote by D.L. Moody: “Soon you will read in the newspaper that I am dead. Don’t believe it for a moment. I will be more alive than ever before.” D.L. Moody knew what it meant to be alive! Do you feel alive today?
Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),