Friday, June 12, 2015

The Thing I Do

I have a habit of viewing God’s relationship with me (and, therefore, mine with Him) through the lens of the cross and resurrection of Christ. Both events included me. I was crucified with Christ (Romans 6:1-7 and Galatians 2:20) and the life I live—the thing I do—is to believe what He says of me. From the fact of my crucifixion and resurrection in Christ (Ephesians 2:6-10), I offer myself, not to God “out there,” but to God now “in here”—inside of me. He made me a perfect place in which to live and from which to show Himself to the world. That was the plan—for Him in me. (See Romans 6:11-14.) I don’t first offer to do stuff for Him, I believe what He did for me and to me, and then offer to Him the “parts of my body.” In other words, I look for Him inside before I ever look for Him outside.

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