“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things are become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
The Christ follower’s life is no longer their own and they are in sweet contradiction to the world. Listen to what A.W. Tozer writes:
“The Christian is dead yet he lives forever. He died to himself yet he lives in Christ. The Christian saves his own life by losing it, and he is in danger of losing it by saving it. It is strange but true that the Christian is strongest when he is weakest and weakest when he is strongest. When he gets down on his knees thinking he is weak, he is always strong.
The Christian is in least danger when he is fearful and trusting in God and in most danger when he feels the most self-confident. He is most sinless when he feels most sinful, and he is the most sinful when he feels the most sinless. The Christian actually has the most when he is giving away the most.”
I pray we surrender today. It is one thing for Jesus to be your Savior, but is He also your Lord and Master?
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20