Friday, October 19, 2012

Your Life As A Door

Where is God? If you think of God as where He is right now—all happy and comfortable in you—then the following verses take on brilliant and practical meaning:

Romans 6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God (And where is He?), as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. 14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. (Parentheses mine.)

We offer ourselves to God, who lives inside of us now. We don’t necessarily offer ourselves to God who is “out there,” but to Him who is “in here.” When we receive Christ, we are where His kingdom is. We become His vessels, His containers. Think of your soul as a door for God to open and to greet and grace the world around you, and you’ve pretty much got it. This is how He now employs the parts of our body for His righteousness.

And the greatest grace I know is that He pours Himself out through me and through you. This is amazing, don’t you think? Only God could come up with something like this. We share in His glory, we get the joy, and He gets the display. “Hello, world,” is what Jesus says through you and through me, “I’ve got something for you.”

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