Saturday, August 13, 2011

Made Alive in Christ

  As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,  in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.  All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.  But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:1-10 

Take a look in the mirror.  Are you the image of Christ?  Does your life reflect Christ living in you?  I know that my life does not always reflect Christ is living in me and that is something I am working on.  I am truly trying to live the life Christ wants for me and to do the things he is preparing me to do.  How do I do this?  By staying in His Word, then listening to His still small voice as He leads.

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