“…since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive His new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.”
2 Corinthians 5:14b-15
Jesus’ death and resurrection, was and still is, so significant for our lives. When we commit to serving Jesus, following His ways, and giving Him our lives, we too die and are raised to life again spiritually. We die to our old lifestyles, habits, choices and desires that are contrary to Godly living and are raised to live for Christ in all we do. Moreover, sometimes it is not even a conscious decision that our former desires have faded away. It is part of a regenerative work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and lives, changing our desires for God’s desires. This is not to say we become puppets, but rather daily experiencing goodness and perfection from spending time with a good and perfect Father, eventually leads to His characteristics becoming ours, aided by the wondrous work of the Holy Spirit.
Living in Christ means that we are longer living for ourselves but living for Him. Our dreams are birthed from God’s desires, to see the best in our lives. Our hopes and plans are inter-twinned with God’s purposes for us. Our daily living is in pleasing Him, sharing His goodness with others and bringing Jesus’ light into this dark world. We are beacon’s and ambassadors to show the world the power of Jesus’ finished work on the cross and fullness of His love and grace.
“..Be my everything, be my everything, be my everything, Jesus, everything…!”
SONG: Tim Hughes, Everything