2 Chronicles 1:1-3:17 / Romans 6:1-23 / Psalm 16:1-11 / Proverbs 19:20-21
Romans 6: 11-13
“Reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus out Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as being instruments of righteousness to God”.
Each day consists of a series of decisions. Sometimes we move so quickly through our days that we aren't conscious of the fact that we've even been making decisions. We get so used to “doing our own thing” and “calling the shots”, we can forget WHO we are. If we are Christians, we are no longer on our own – Christ lives in us and with us - a powerful team! He makes us ALIVE to the things of God and DEAD to sin!
All through the Bible there are stories of God's people (individuals and groups) who got themselves off track by making decisions based on their own desires and ideas. They forgot who they were and whose they were and, it didn't go well for them as they left God out of the equation.
As we slow down our speeding hearts, listen to Him and choose to do what He's saying then we find LIFE. As we seek Him, through His word, we find general truths that are utterly vital and life–giving! We also find specific truths He knows we need for our day and for the decisions we need to make moment by moment.
It's mind blowing to realize that the God of the universe has specific plans, thoughts and direction for EACH of US, TODAY! This life truly is an adventure with God! HE IS PRESENT AND IS READY TO SPEAK AS WE CHOOSE TO LISTEN AND FOLLOW.