Wednesday, October 1, 2008

More from Romans

Some thoughts for today;

Romans 1 has this statement in it; "Through him we received both the generous gift of his life and the urgent task of passing it on to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Jesus..."

Did you catch it? Two tasks for us as believers. First to receive the generous gift of his life and second, to pass the gift on to others. How do we receive the gift? Three words; Faith, Trust, Obedience. Faith in believing what we can't see and embracing it, trust by allowing God through Jesus to take hold of and takeover our lives, Obedience by making sure our actions line up with our life.

This is easy to type, hard to live, and yet, as Paul says, our task is urgent. People are dying; literally, figuratively, spiritually. Of course, Paul is simply echoing the Great Commission that Jesus gave - to make disciples of Christ. How am I doing? Am I leading people towards Him? Am I living through Faith, Trusting God and Obeying Him? Am I fully surrendered? Am I fully committed?

Today I am reminded of two great calls on my life; to receive the gift...daily, moment by moment, hour by hour, surrendering myself to Him - and to pass this gift onto others.

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