So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,
This week I've been pondering the verse above. Just thinking about what it means to live my life in Jesus. I think everyone lives their life in "something". When I was in High School, I lived my life in competition...trying to compete with the "in" girls and hope I did it well enough for them to like and accept me. When I was in early college, I lived my life in financial pursuit...trying to get a degree and a life that would provide me the money and success I desperately desired. When I was in later college, I lived my life in preparation...planning and getting ready to marry Craig and pursue a family, ministry, church and career. In our early marriage, I lived my life in myself...trying to get everything I wanted. When my dad died, I lived my life in regret...wishing I had been there at his last birthday...wishing I had not argued with him recently. When Joshua got cancer, I lived my life in fear...trying to prepare to lose him. When Bethany started struggling with her personal choices, I lived my life in self doubt...trying to kick myself for where I had failed her and God. And the list goes on. Now of course along with those times, I also had many times where I remembered to live my life in Jesus, in the pursuit of His heart and the hearts of those He loves.
I think I live my life in whatever or whomever I let occupy my mind, heart and soul that day. I make a daily choice...even if I don't always recognize it. What I love about the verse above is that I need to make Jesus my choice. I need to decide to live in Jesus and let the rest go. I need to fill my mind, heart and soul with Him and His desires. What a simple thought that would have a profound outcome. My world would change. I would become like Jesus and make the difference He desires in my world.
Looking to Live in Him,