Today’s Daily Light
Summary Insights from The Search For Significance, by R. McGee
You can claim God’s promises and live a life of faith that honors Him if you desire, confess, present, and obey. Do you honestly desireto honor Christ and minister to others? If so, confess any sin (or sins). Remember, confession is agreeing with God that a specific sin is indeed sin; agreeing with Him that you are forgiven by the death of Christ; and repenting – turning to God in obedience to His Word. Then present all areas of your life to Christ as “instruments of righteousness.” Paul wrote to the believers in Rome:
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. (Romans 6:12-13)
I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:1-2)
Obey and give thanks to the Lord for His grace and power, and continue to trust Him moment by moment. Depend on His Word. Let the Holy Spirit use you in the lives of others, and deal with any sin as soon as you become aware of it so that your fellowship with Him won’t be hindered.
Dear Father…I ask you to lead us to your Word…lead us into Your presence ‘so that’ we will continue to renew our mind ‘away’ from the worldly mind that so influences our activity and behavior. Renew us ‘so that’ we can be used to help others see Your light and love ‘so that’ we can bear much eternal fruit for Your eternal Kingdom. Amen