Monday, May 04, 2009

Piggy backing on Mark

Yesterday, Mark Crocco delivered a wonderful message on our union with Christ. This such a key topic for all of us as Christians to reflect upon regularly and ensure that our lives are being lived in conformity to this reality. So, how do you do that? I would recommend taking his notes, reading his key points at the beginning of each day and at the end of each day. I would pray and ask God to help you remember that you are crucified with Christ and that the real life that God wants you to live can be lived by only by Christ’s indwelling presence. A even simpler application is to take Galatians 2:20, write it on a 3 x 5 card, pray it back to the Lord, and carry it with you throughout the day as a reminder. A prayer based on this verse might go something like this: “Lord, I want to be reminded that I have been crucified with Christ and that the old me before I came to Christ is past history. The new me that you have made is being lived because of Christ’s resurrection life in me. Help me to continually discover the reality of this relationship and your transforming power. “

Since this is a faith issue, let me repeat a definition of faith that I have found helpful. Faith is believing thatGod reveals through His Word the true picture of reality in spite of my feelings or circumstances.
Let me know how you are doing.

1 comment:

cheeringUon said...

You just came to mind last evening and again this morning, so I worked on finding your blog (I still have LOTS to learn about blogging). Good Morning! Your congregation is getting such good stuff! We need pastors and staff like yours in lots more churches around our country. May God restore and continue to use you. Praying for you and a couple three other men in ministry dealing with cancer and brain tumors.