What are you searching for this holiday season? Have you chased worldly things only to discover that the effects don’t last as long as you’d like? Or are you chasing God – the only one who can satisify?
When you seek Him, you learn and see this life is all about God. God made us. He gave us a free will so we can choose to love whoever or whatever we want. Many of us did just that. We loved everyone and everything, except our Creator. By rejecting God through our loving everyone and everything else, we sinned against God. Romans 6:23 tells us “the wages of sin is death”. Romans 3:23 says “all sin and fall short of the glory of God”. That means anyone who chooses not to love God, chooses to sin instead and the result is the death penalty.
But God knew this would happen, so He made a way to save us from the death penalty. He sent His Son, in human form, to live a perfect life, to take our sin upon Himself and die on a cross in our place. That means our past sin, present sin and future sins are already dealt with. Jesus’ death paid the penalty for us.
If we recognize our sinful condition, submit to God’s will by believing through faith Jesus Christ died for us, we are granted a new life. Who wouldn’t want their record of wrongs wiped away or to be pardoned from the death penalty?
Think about it. A fresh start. A do-over. A second chance. A new life. Why, it almost sounds unbelievable doesn’t it? Well, the Bible tells us in Matthew 19:26 NKJV “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Are you tired of striving to be good, only to realize your always fall short?
This Christmas celebrate the Savior by believing His Salvation. He paid the penalty of death so we would be set free. John 8:36 NKJV says “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”
What are free from you ask? Free from death. Free from sin. Free from our sinful desires. Free from our self. Free from eternal separation from God. But are not just saved to be free, we are saved for something too. Salvation means we are saved for God, for His purposes, for His glory, and for good works He prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).
Seek Him this Christmas. Seek Him all year long. And may His blessings shower upon your lives as you seek out His will.