And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us His very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.
Titus 2:12-14 (NLT)
I’ve been humming the refrain of a song since Easter morning. It’s both a song and a prayer. Perhaps if I blog about it either 1) I will have delivered God’s message and the refrain will no longer disturb my sleep or 2) you too will be humming this song-prayer.
Remember the Cross? Yes, we’ve already celebrated the Resurrection, but remember the Cross?
Out of love, Jesus paid the price to redeem each one of us. What does redeem mean? Biblically, to be redeemed is to be purchased out of slavery. You have been redeemed, selected and paid for. You are free from sin, forgiven, and loved. Jesus bought you with His blood. He paid the price and it was costly, agreed?
How do you respond to that gift?
Do you wash and fold the Easter tablecloth until next year or do you live Easter all year?
And what does freedom look like?
What changes, if anything, in your life?
As for me, I pray that He would use my life for His purposes – that I would be His instrument.
OK, here’s the prayer that I am still humming and hope to sing in my heart every day:
Take my life and let it be
All for You and for Your glory
Take my life and let it be Yours