Jesus suffered agony in the garden when He felt the weight of our sin on His heart; however, He came to earth with one purpose: to surrender His life for our salvation. God has a unique purpose for each of us, as well (Ephesians 2:10). We wait on God, and He works out His intentions in us moment by moment throughout our life. By His promises, we partake in the divine nature of Christ (2 Peter 1:4).
Only through the death of our carnal nature do we learn the secret of living our life through our rebirth in Christ Jesus. Like Paul, we die daily to our flesh, our will and Satan’s temptations (1 Corinthians 15:31), so that God’s Spirit can live His life through us. We are rooted and grounded in Him by faith (Ephesians 3:17). We owe Jesus all glory and honor for giving us our spiritual life.
Jesus gave us the perfect example of how to live on this earth. Even at an early age, He focused on God’s Kingdom (Luke 2:46). He trusted in, depended upon and lived and died with His total focus on our Father. We can follow in His footsteps. He who knew no sin mercifully gave His life to pay the penalty of our sins (2 Corinthians 5:21). Making Himself helpless in the hands of His persecutors, Jesus honored God.
God’s fullness in our life will take us deeper and deeper into the power and wonder of His spiritual realm. As we cast our soul – our thoughts, decisions and feelings – on Him, and totally abandon our self to His love, He who lived in total surrender to our Father will impart His divine nature to us (2 Peter 1:4).We live our life in the power of the resurrected Lord who dwells within us.
Father God, thank You so much for preparing the perfect sacrifice for our sins by coming in the form of a man and dying on Calvary’s cross in our place (Philippians 2:8). The fact that You raised Christ from the dead and to His throne in glory gives us so much hope and faith to know that You will bring us up from the grave and into Your glorious presence.
Thought for the Day:
To have the love, peace and joy we crave in our life, we simply surrender wholeheartedly to God. – Matthew 10:39