Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Me and Emma at the David Crowder*Band Concert...she and I had an Awesome daddy, daughter night (the crowder band is emma's favorite haha she says that she is going to have a David Crowder themed birthday party!!)

In book of I Timothy vs 1-3a some amazing traits about Paul's life can be found. This letter was written to a young pastor named Timothy. The books of I and II Timothy a full of wonderful practical principles that are vital to the Christ follower. In these opening verses we see why Paul was So Alive. Now it does not say that word for word, but Paul does say some things that point to that.

Notice in vs1 we see that Paul knew who he was....He was an apostle. The Greek for this points to that fact that Paul was a messenger, commisioned by God, to reperesent CHrist and His Work. This meant something to Paul, because of who he was before Christ. God in his mereciful will saved a man who was against him. We also should never get over who we are in Christ. We also are sinners against God. We are unholy and deserve Hell. But what Grace and mercy that has been displayed upon on wretched lives. Paul was So alive because of the one who had given him a life to truly live.

Notice Paul's hope in verse one....Paul had a hope that was expectant on Christ. This is also important to being Alive inn Christ. Because without hope....without biblical hope how can we live in a world like the one we live.....Paul knew where his hope was. He placed it all in the hand of the Lord.

And lastly Paul knew what he was doing...Paul had a ministry. Paul invested his life in people, so that they would Glorify God in all they did. Paul said in Colossians that his goal was to present all believers to God, mature and strong in Christ. Paul knew what he was doing... Notice how in verse three he lets us know that there is a past with Timothy. When we look at the book of Acts and the other Gospels we see that Paul was discipling young Timothy in the way of the Lord....this is important for us to apply..we must have people in our life whom we teach and admonish in the scriptures and thhe ways of God....Paul was SO ALIVE!!!

Paul lived his life to the fullest for Christ....Paul did not waste His LIFE!!!!!!!! Let us live as Paul did........SO ALIVE!!!

1 comment:

Steve said...

Amen! So many Christians walk around like they are dead inside. It makes me ponder....