Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Romans 6:16 Don't You Know That When You Offer Yourselves To Someone To Obey Him As Slaves, You Are Slaves To The One Whom You Obey--Whether You Are Slaves To Sin, Which Leads To Death, Or To Obedience, Which Leads To Righteousness?
Are you a slave to your pain? Does your pain rule over your life as if your pain is your slave master? Have you "offered yourself" to your pain as a slave? Have you stood firm against letting your pain rule over you? These are not superficial questions. These are not hypothetical questions. These questions are the real deal in terms of how you relate to your pain. Our Father in heaven and Christ His Son do not want us living in slavery. We may be helpless about some parts of our pain. We are not helpless about how we relate to our pain. We are not helpless about what we let our pain do to us. We are to live in obedience to God's word for our life. When we live in obedience to God's word, in spite of pain and problems, we have life now and forever after if we accept Christ as Lord and Savior. You have a life, even in pain, when Christ is your Lord. You have no life in your pain if you have not made Christ your Lord. Billions of people have lived in pain for years and years. If we could do a supernatural survey to see into the life of these billions, we would find those persons who accepted Christ as their guide and savior we more alive, happier, more joyful, and more hope-filled than those who had not accepted Christ. With Christ there is hope. Without Christ there is nothing.
Posted by Christ's Lamb at 6:56 AM