And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised.
2 Corinthians 5:15 NET
Modern Christianity is in a sad state in most places. This verse gives us a lot of insight into it though.
When get “saved” and give our lives to Jesus, we are making a decision to no longer live for ourselves. We are saying, by accepting Jesus, that we will start to live for Him!
But that is not what usually happens today!
Instead, it is like we get a shot of feel good and then continue living our lives the way we always have. We don’t become new creations. We continue to be old creations with a new coat of paint.
And that is why we have so much trouble living the life the Lord wants us to live… We want the security of going to Heaven and the indulgence of our flesh too.
You can’t have it both ways. Choose to live for Him.
Choosing to live for Jesus means learning and knowing how He wants us to live!
We learn this by reading His Word, praying, going to church and surrounding ourselves with the things of God.
We do this by removing things from our lives that are not pleasing to Him. Things that don’t glorify God need to go!
Trust in Him and He will never let you down. But you have to trust and commit yourself completely to Him. What are you waiting for?
Lord, help me to have eyes only for You. Help me to desire eternal and heavenly things. Help me to live a life that is pleasing to You.