Living by faith…is not living by a set of rules!

Scripture

“I was put to death on the cross with Christ, and I do not live anymore—it is Christ who lives in me. I still live in my body, but I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself to save me.”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭2:20‬ ‭NCV‬‬


Observation

A life of faith is not a life that continually presses to abide by a set of rules. We need to be people that live by faith and in order it live we have to crucify our sinful nature! Our sinful flesh hung on the cross so that the life we now live is by faith.  Christ lives in us! 

Application

True living for me is living for Jesus. I have to crucify my flesh, crucify my desires…I am crucified, I do not live anymore. Real living is understanding that Jesus died so we can live, but he did so that h could live in us. 

Prayer
Lord help me to daily live by faith…and truly live for you! I do not life I anymore….

Living with people in mind.

“Paul said, “Whether it is a short or a long time, I pray to God that not only you but every person listening to me today would be saved and be like me—except for these chains I have.””
‭‭Acts‬ ‭26:29‬ ‭NCV‬‬
Paul was in prison and he was speaking to King Agrippa who wanted to hear his story.  When he heard it, he said are you trying to make me a believer in a short time.  Paul says basically,  whatever it takes I want you to be saved.  This is living with purpose.  This is living with people in mind.  The situation would have seemed appropriate to talk his way out of, he was a Ronan citizen.  But, he simply shares the truth of the Gospel and the truth of his life changing experience.
Our purpose in life is to reach people… so when we are given an opportunity, we can seize it or avoid it.  We can grab onto it, or we can let it slip thru our grasp. What will we do with the opportunities we hear to reach people?
Lord help us to seize the opportunities inn front of us.  Help us to see what you are up to .  Help us to focus our attention on the truth of the gospel and share our experience.  God you are so good.