“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 ESV
In most African homes, there are some utensils that are reserved for special events or occasions. They are kept separate from the other utensils. In the same yet more serious light, God has called us out and reserved us for His use and glory.
From our opening text, Paul made a statement that mirrors the life of a believer. We live now unto Christ because He is our Lord. Our affection and desires must be directed towards Him (Colossians 3:1-2). There will be distractions but we must remain steadfast and keep our focus.
Your consecration to the Lord should be evident in your devotion and pursuits. Your motive for doing all that you do must revolve around Christ (Colossians 3:23). Your plans and pursuits must align with the will of God (1 Timothy 2:3-4). This mentality should be evident in your prayer life, the associations you keep, the sacrifices you make and the work to which you dedicate your time.
“And He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised” – 2 Corinthians 5:15
Your calling is to live a life of selflessness and submission to Jesus as Lord. Your testimony should reflect your complete focus on Jesus and all He represents. This is the approach you must have to life. Set yourself apart for God’s use.
Bible Reading Plan: John 12:20-36, 1 John 5:13-21, Job 18, Daniel 1-2