Most of us have experienced in different forms, the moment when we had to make a presentation before an audience. I remember years ago having to prepare and present projects before my class in school. Nerves were on edge. Questions as to whether the preparation was enough, or would the project be judged fairly, and many other questions raced through my mind.
Paul tells us that there is a presentation we must make every day; it is a way of life. “Present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness” (Romans 6:13). Our acceptability is based on our death with Christ having taken place first. There is a transition that takes place when we have died with Christ. “For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:3). My crucifixion with Christ means that “I no longer…live, but Christ…lives in me” (Galatians 2:20).
Being “brought from death to life” means there is new life in me that can be presented to God, and He will be perfectly pleased with it because it is no longer me, but Christ. Understanding this and beginning each day with this mindset makes a big difference in how I live each day. I no longer live each day just to please others. I live to present myself to God for His pleasure. When I do this, others will be blessed by the way I live.
Who are you presenting yourself to?
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