What does it mean to live or truly experience Life? The dictionary expresses simply, “To be alive; exist”. For everyone who has experienced true life in Christ knows that the dictionary doesn’t even come close to defining what true life is. True life to me is expressed in a life that is totally abandoned to Christ that is filled with a vibrant energy and desire to spread Gods love.
This morning I read something that really gave me a new perspective on how we can tell if we are really Living:
14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
1 John 3:14
This verse tells us that the way we know we have entered into life is when we are loving others. If you want a litmus test on whether or not you are living the fulfilling life that God has called you to look to the amount of love you express to everyone around you. I believe that you can see you are experiencing true life when you not only love those people you like and enjoy but also your enemies.
Don’t just ask yourself today how your living but rather, how you are loving.