DAY 17 Running toward Jesus
Prayerfully read Romans 6:11; Philippians 2: 7-8.
“From now on, think of it this way: Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word.
You are dead to sin and alive to God. That’s what Jesus did.” (Romans 6:11 MSG)
Have you ever seen a dead man or woman sin? Neither have I. When we are possessed with Holy Spirit, there is no room to go back to the grave of a dead person and dig up the remains. Yes, we are possessed with a Spirit; the Spirit of the living God. Galatians 5:20 tells us that we are co-crucified with Christ, but we live by the faith of the Son of God who loves us and gave Himself for us. Our lives are hidden with Christ in God. Sin then shall not reign in our being, for we are dead to sin and alive with Christ. We do have a choice of how to live. Whatever we give ourselves to, we are its slave; whether sin that leads to death or righteousness that leads to holiness. How then shall we live and what example can we follow?
“Rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:7–8 NIV11-GK)
Let us therefore humble ourselves beneath the mighty hand God, becoming a servant to all. In due time, we will be exalted.
We have not yet resisted sin to the shedding of blood. Christ did it for us! The way has been made for us. Let us, with patience, run the race that is set before us…looking always unto Jesus!
Psalm 24:3 – Who can climb Mount GOD? Who can scale the holy north-face?
Psalm 24:4 – Only the clean-handed, only the pure-hearted; men who won’t cheat, women who won’t seduce.
Psalm 24:5 – GOD is at their side; with GOD’S help they make it.
Psalm 24:6 – This, Jacob, is what happens to God-seekers, God-questers.
Clean hands and a pure heart. Precious is this in the sight of our Father!
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” —Jim Elliot
Please meditate on this famous quote from Jim Elliot. With your Bible open, find meaningful Scripture for you; find a place of quiet and allow God to speak to you about your life. Allow the mirror of God’s word to reveal what you need to let go of and how to better formulate your walk with the Lord. Write it down and begin living it.
God bless you all!