and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. — 2 Corinthians 5:15
Yesterday’s devotional showed us that we should render service to all as if we were rendering service to our Lord. Today’s scripture says that we should live for Him. With gratitude for our salvation, our eternal life and our daily walk with Jesus we should be motivated to live not longer for ourselves but for Jesus.
Not living for ourselves means surrendering our pitiful lives to Jesus so He may live in and through us. His desire is our selfless surrender to Him. It means turning from our desires, our independence, our plans and giving them all to Jesus and allowing Him to transform those desires, independence, and plans into a passion for Him and His purpose for us.
After all, to live is Christ and to die is gain.* Are you living for Jesus? Is your whole life wrapped around Him and His word? Do you rise in the morning singing praises to His name? Does His creation remind you of Him? Do you see glimpses of His work as you go through your day? Is He your last thought as you drift off to blissful sleep?
God transforms us to live for Him. Your surrender will never be a a bad decision. Jesus is so worth it. He is everything you will ever need, want or desire. He is sufficient. Won’t you surrender your life today and let God transform you?
Continually Seeking Him,
* Philippians 1:21