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Day 5: “The Life We Now Live”

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Galatians 2:20 (TNIV)

20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Reflection:

As clear as the contrasts between black and white or between water and oil, there is a clear contrast between the life that we once lived and the life that we now live.  This is all because of the life, death and resurrection of Christ.  And only when we are fully conscious of this before-and-after contrast can we truly live in the fullness of Christ.  What was the life that we once lived?  We were ruled by our sinful desires and worldly cravings and lived for ourselves only and acted in ways that led to death and destruction.  What about the life that we now live?  Because Christ died for us, we have died with Him.  Because He now lives and lives in us, we can now live by faith in Him and live the Christ-formed life. We no longer have to live for ourselves, but we now live for Christ.  The life we now live is marked with a genuine faith in Christ, a growing love for others and an eager hope for the eternal glory.

Responding to the Transmitted Message:

The words like “no longer” and “now” remind us of the contrast between our old and new lives.  In prayer, let’s affirm and proclaim that we have been crucified with Christ, and we no longer live, but Christ lives in us, and now we live by faith in Him because He loved us and gave Himself for us.  Let’s thank God for the life we now live in Christ, and ask Him to use us for His glory!

Day 4: “Compelling Love”

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Day 3: “Living in the Fear of the Lord”

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Day 2: “Looking at the Heart”

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Out of Our Mind

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