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DAY 3 THURSDAY: MAY 2018

LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR JESUS CHRIST!

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me (Galatians 2:20).

 

A Christian does not own his life because Jesus Christ has already bought him over to Himself with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20). Therefore, he is not expected to live his life for himself but to the glory of God in Christ Jesus. The Bible says in the opening text that I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Jesus Christ bought a Christian over to Himself with a price, and that price symbolizes His blood which is His own life He laid on the cross. No wonder the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:15, “And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sake so that you will no longer live for yourself. The life you live belongs to Jesus and not for self.

In fact, it was because of this theology that prompted Apostle Paul to state emphatically in Philippians 1:21 thus, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” When one lives for himself, he loses everything including his own life but when one lives his life for Christ; he gains everything including his own life. The secret and key to your life is not in your hand but it is in the Hand of Jesus Christ. He is the One that owns the key of life and death (Revelation 1:18).

 

Daily Tip: A Christian should never live for himself because when he does he loses everything including his own life. But he should endeavor to live his life for Christ and gain everything including his own life. Shalom!

 

Golden Text: He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it (Matthew 10:39). 

 

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Everlasting Father! I receive Your grace to live for Christ all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of self and pride in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Mark 8:36-37; Galatians 5:24.      RBT: 2 CHRON. 30-32.

 

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