As followers of Jesus Christ, we walk through this world as new creations. Although we look the same, we have been totally changed on the inside. We no longer conduct ourselves based on the whims of society – we conduct ourselves according to the desires of God. We now walk in fellowship with Jesus.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
As Christians, our lives belong to God and we willingly travel the road placed before us no matter what the hardships. Like Jesus, no matter what the circumstance, our mission is to love those around us and to serve their needs as best we can. We are children of God and therefore should reflect his character in our every action.
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2
By the grace of God, through our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we have been granted an eternal connection to God by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. When we look in the mirror, we see our human image; but when we look into our heart, Jesus is revealed. Love is what bonds us together as believers and is the fuel that the Lord provides to keep us moving in the right direction.
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
What a joy it is to rest in the arms of Jesus! There isn’t any element in this world that can compare. The closer we move toward our Savior, the more we feel His presence. We are complete when we disconnect from our own self-interest and focus solely on the will of God.
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