DEVOTION: “I need Christ, not something that resembles Him.” (pg 131)
Pretty much says it all.
We try to find our identity in so many thing. In our jobs, our work, our hobbies, our families, our friends, our interests, our possessions. In the end though, we need Jesus.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life 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
Paul’s words here are so very personal. So very simple yet so very complex. Our lives, all of our lives, belong to Christ. Not part or parts of our lives but all of our lives.
As we begin this new year, it’s always good to take a minute and think about your time, your talents, your possessions, your hopes, your ideas and how Jesus is involved in each and every part of each and every part of your life.
It may take a while to change some of the habits you have in your life that need changing so that Christ can be involved in it all but let’s dive deep this year into all that He has in store for us.
I need Christ, not something that resembles Him.