About Real Life

“Get a life!” 

We say to those who obsess over silly things. Life's full of important things to worry about. Like what? Our culture prizes power, beauty, and fortune. Possess them and you'll be living the good life. But if we chase those things, we could miss out on the Real Life God has for us.[1] How do we get a life, a Real Life? Glad you asked. That’s what this blog is about. Join me on this journey to take hold of the life that's truly life.

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The soul in harmony with his Maker has more life, a larger being, than the soul consumed with cares. The sage has a larger life than the clown. The poet is more alive than the man whose life flows out that money may come in. The man who loves his fellow is infinitely more alive than he whose endeavor is to exalt himself above his neighbor. The man who strives to be better in his being is more alive than he who longs for the praise of many.

But the man to whom God is all in all, who feels his life roots hid with Christ in God, who knows himself the inheritor of all wealth and worlds and ages, yes, of power essential and in itself, that man has begun to be alive indeed.[2]
George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish poet, preacher, novelist

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Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
(1 Timothy 6:17-19, NIV, emphasis mine)
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Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you’ll show up, too—the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.
(Colossians 3:3, The Message, emphasis mine)


Learn how to begin a Real Life in Christ at Chat About Jesus.

[1] 
Matthew 16:25
[2] Discovering the Character of God by George MacDonald (compiled, arranged, and edited by Michael R. Phillips)

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