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A God-Filled Life

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Salvation is readily available for everyone. We don’t need to wait until heaven to experience the presence of God. We are all called to a God-filled life right here, right now. How do we do that? By repenting and asking God into our hearts. By getting back on the altar. Day after day.God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone! We’re being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life. This new life is starting right now, and is whetting our appetites for the glorious day when our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, appears. He offered himself as a sacrifice to free us from a dark, rebellious life into this good, pure life, making us a people he can be proud of, energetic in goodness. (Titus 2: 11-14, MSG)

A God-filled life starts at the cross. Jesus Christ offered himself as a sacrifice to free us from a dark and dull life into a life of love and light. What kind of life is that? We still live here in the world. We still read newspapers and do grocery shopping but we are not separated from God anymore. God’s spirit fills us with his peace, his energy, and his power. We are sent out to reflect God’s love and goodness to the world.

We are called to sacrifice our lives just as Jesus Christ offered himself as a sacrifice for us. How are we able to do that? Only by his grace. Only by entering into God’s presence daily. Only by surrendering to God and allowing him to fill every nook and cranny inside of us.

Listen, God! Please, pay attention! Can you make sense of these ramblings, my groans and cries? King-God, I need your help.
   Every morning
      you’ll hear me at it again.
   Every morning
      I lay out the pieces of my life
      on your altar
      and watch for fire to descend.
(Psalm 5:1-3, MSG)

We are continually called to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to God. Just like the Israelites in Leviticus we are asked to give God our best. Not our spare time or spare skills but the very best of ourselves. Even our best is not perfect but when we give ourselves to God He can create something beautiful out of our lives. Much more than we could ever imagine or manage on our own. A blessed life with God. A God-filled life. Now and forever.

 

Gracious God,
Thank you for offering your son as a sacrifice for us.
We love you and we praise you!
We offer ourselves as living sacrifices to you.
May Thy will be done in our lives.
Dwell in us! Guide us clearly!
Show us how to extend your grace to others,
how to live in your love and light.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: How would you describe a God-filled life? What is it to you?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you daily surrender to God for his service!

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