I thought I’ve seen everything until I read the following headline on my Internet provider home page. It said, “How to Have a Midlife Crisis on a Budget.” I never had one in my prime and I’m too old now to consider riding a motorcycle, wearing those expensive and flashy gold chains, having my hair styled or attending all night parties. Golly, I’m in bed before these parties even begin.
There was a time however when I yearned for change, a change from a selfish and constant sinner to one who follows Christ. It took almost an entire lifetime to accept His invitation but in an instant of reflection and a moment of remorse we became friends. Only by His gracious mercy do I have a future promised by grace and assured by faith.
My life is now filled with purpose. It is an exciting life of reaching out and introducing people to Jesus. It is a life of putting others before self and a life of authoring my journals as Christian encouragement and spiritual inspiration to my readers.
It is called being born again.
Hear the words of Jesus from the book of John,
“In reply Jesus declared,
‘I tell you the truth,
no one can see the kingdom of God
unless he is born again.”
I now have a joy I never had before, peace as never before and the heavenly promise of everlasting life. When you seriously consider the alternative the choice was simple as well as eternal. No more fear of what’s to come after death and certainly no anxiety about the Devil’s fiery pit of hopelessness. Closet regret is now a thing of the past as is any intentional and conscious sinful behavior.
Read the summary written by John,
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus, his son,
purifies us from all sin.”
1 John 1:7
Maybe I did have a midlife crisis. If so, I’m very thankful.
1 John 1:9
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