…Offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life…Romans 6:13
Wow! God always knows what we need, doesn’t He!
As I was reading my devo this morning it occurred to me how easy it is to list the things that oppress me. I can quickly name the ‘wounds,’ offenses, obstacles, failures, ‘giants’…whatever I want to call them.
But how easily do I recognize the successes? The triumphs? My lowly dreams that were thwarted by God’s bigger-than-I-can-imagine plans?
This passage stirs my heart. Truth is, He did bring me from death to life. But would anyone know it? Do I live like I’m still ‘dead’?
When I complain about the darkness and fail to see even the glimmer of light; when I try to climb the mountains in my own strength; when I settle for my own measly goals rather than seeking His plans; when I ask for a good day rather than the grace to react to the not-so-good, I’m living as if I’m ‘dead’.
The Lord gave me life for a reason! With His life comes power. But I have to yield my self. That’s so hard to do sometimes! But in yielding my self and disregarding the things that bother me, His life can be seen. For me it’s a daily, hourly, even moment-by-moment journey.
Lord, thank you for bringing me from death to life. Now help me LIVE!