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134. The Gift of God is Eternal Life

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Episode 134

TODAY’S READING:

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23

 

Good morning and happy Thursday! I am so excited for this weekend as I prepare for my first winter destination wedding! This Miami girl might see snow for the second time in her life, so I am excited about that.

 

I wanted to extend my sincerest gratitude to you all for listening. I’ve seen incredible growth on both the Apple Podcasts and Spotify platforms. But Spotify announced their Warped 2020 results for me yesterday, and truly, I am in awe. Not only do we have listeners in 60 countries, but this Podcast came in as the 82nd most popular podcast in the United States. It’s only possible because you are all hungry to listen to at least one verse every single day. God sees that. Thank you. Thank you to my friends in the US, in the Philippines, and around the world.

 

Okay, so today is Advent Day 4 for us, and you guessed it, we are going to talk a little more about Jesus, his character, and his promises.

 

In Romans 5:19, it says, “Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.” This verse is talking about what happened at the tree of life when this all began. It’s talking about how when Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge, which is known as “The Fall,” everyone after them became sinners. Again, to sin means to fall short of perfection, which we all do.

 

But then it says because one other person – Jesus – obeyed God, many will be made righteous.

 

This baby that we celebrate in just 22 days is a boy who became a man and sacrificed His life so that you and I may live in the wonder and freedom of God. The verse from today says the gift of God is eternal life. Eternal. Eternity. We get to spend forever basking in the light and in love. That doesn’t mean when we get to heaven. It means now. Here and now. There are beautiful wins all around you. Look for the beauty, look for the wonder, look for His fingerprints. Look at how he orchestrates everything without you even realizing it.

 

Take 5 minutes today to be thankful you get to live in the beauty of eternity here on Earth, and one day, in heaven with Jesus.

 

PRAYER

Jesus, we look all around us, and we find new things to be grateful for. New ways you never cease to amaze us. Thank you for getting us home safely every time we get in a car. Thank you for blessing us with careers, new opportunities, or even patience while we wait. You have given us the gift of eternal life, and there is no way else we rather live than being surrounded by you and your love. It is in your Holy Name that we pray, AMEN!

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Hi, I'm Ali.
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I'm the coffee obsessed baker from Miami, FL who got too busy to find time to read scripture everyday. I knew my life was better with Jesus and I knew I wasn't the only one struggling with finding alone time with God every morning, so I put my dreams of opening a bakery aside and set out to produce a five minute daily devotional. What first started as an email chain, has now flourished into a beautiful community and I am so happy you are here!

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