Galatians 2:20, I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Is this true for you? Have you given your life to Christ and are you living your life to glorify Him? We will never be perfect and we will have struggles as long as we are living here on this earth, but is your heart’s desire to live for Him? Have you really given Him first place in your life or are there things you don’t want to give up so you are picking and choosing what places He can have?
I see so many people questioning God and His love these days and yet the majority of the people questioning are those who have chosen to leave God out of their lives until they see or experience a need. We have removed God from everything and then question where He is ~ how does that make any sense? We teach that because He is gracious and merciful that sin doesn’t seem to bother Him anymore and yet God is as disgusted by sin today as He ever was! If it disgusts me to see people who are cheating on their spouses and living as though sin doesn’t matter, posting things on their Social Media pages like they are just the godliest people out there, how do you think God sees it? Jesus died on the cross for our sins and yes, God’s grace and mercy extend beyond our comprehension, but that doesn’t mean we are free to just do whatever we please.
We are called to be holy and live godly lives because He is holy and because we love Him! So, is your love showing? Are your thoughts toward Him, or focused on you? If you truly love God, you will have a desire to please Him and live for Him. We need more of Him in our everyday lives! How will other people ever be drawn to God if there’s nothing different about our lives? Life on earth is short compared to eternity and you have one opportunity to take that little bit of time and make a difference for all eternity! Do you want your life to count for Him? Do you want to make a difference or are you too focused on what you think you should be getting out of your life? How great of an impact do you want your life to have? The choice is yours, but you must choose because as William James once said, “When you have a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.” If you don’t choose to live for God, you have chosen a life without Him! Choose Him today and allow Him to work in you to create a difference in the lives of those around you! Be the difference the world needs by allowing His light and love to shine in and through you!
Quote: “It’s in the struggle itself that you define yourself.” ~Pat Buchanan