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For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Living for Christ is not as difficult as we often make it out to be, especially when we consider Him as our source and our measure, the author and finisher of our faith. When we miss this plot, then the difficulty appears.
Our salvation from sin and death was made possible by Christ. He saved us, and not we ourselves. When we, therefore, attempt to live for Him by our own strength and abilities, we fail.
Christ overcame the world, He accomplished everything by living, dying, resurrecting and ascending to sit on the Father’s right hand. When we have not understood what He accomplished in these acts, we will ever struggle to live for Him.
A lack of this knowledge of the accomplishments of Christ for us manifests in many ways in the lives of believers: struggles with sin, fears, doubts, unbelief, depression, oppression etc. There is nothing we face that is unknown to Christ, and if He scaled through this world unscathed, while we struggle under the influence of these things, we either haven’t understood the fullness that has been available to us or have chosen not to live in its light.
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Living for Christ goes beyond living above sin and personal challenges, it goes beyond living for others to see Jesus in you. Living for Christ simply means living Christ’s life and living for an audience of One.
When you interpret living for Christ to mean living for others to see Jesus in you, you set your observers as your validators. Rather than ask Jesus, “are You pleased?” you ask yourself, “are they seeing Jesus in me?”
But when you live simply to please Christ, victory over sin and the reflection of Christ in us become a few of the results of the life you live.
Living to please Christ causes you to know nothing but Christ. Your life, your goal, your purpose becomes Christ; not to make heaven or live above sin, or WORK for Christ, but Christ. He becomes your beginning, your middle and your end. And it all begins with faith, faith in Who God is, faith in who He says you are, for, without faith, it is impossible to please Him (Heb 11:6).
Jesus, You are my beginning and my end.; my desire, life’s ambition, and purpose.
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