Accountable to God: Day 6

January 16, 2011
Today’s Text:  Read Romans 5:12, 2 Corinthians 5:14, Ephesians 2:1-3

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” Romans 5:12

“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead” 2 Corinthians 5:14

“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.”  Ephesians 2:1-3

If we are going to live a life that pleases the Lord, we must give ourselves wholeheartedly to Him first.  That is the focus of this week’s study.  The Christian life is a Christ-centered life, and if we are to focus on Christ the first thing we must remember is what He has done for us.

In today’s verses, all written by the Apostle Paul, we learn not only what we were, but what we are now that Christ has saved us.  Not only were we going to die without Christ, before we are saved we are spiritually dead.  After we are saved we are spiritually alive!  This isn’t just religious terminology.  God has given us so much!  As we realize what Christ has done for us, how can we help but give ourselves fully and completely to Him?

Application:

Here is a great question to help you apply today’s devotion:  What do you think giving yourself to God looks like in your life?

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5 thoughts on “Accountable to God: Day 6

  1. Mafalda

    Giving your self to god means that you trust him and that when you are falling you know that he’s gonna catch you. Giving yourself to god I think means that your saved and that you given him your heart and not a little portion of it but the whole thing and that you spend time with him have a good relationship with him.

  2. Laura

    Giving our lives to God means complete surrender. Trusting and listening to what God wants for us and living that way. Not just the parts we want to hear when we want to hear them. I have never COMPLETELY surrendered my entire life to God like I should. If I did, my life would probably look a little different. Giving myself to God? In my life (right now) giving myself to God looks different than maybe what it may look like in a year or more. I think it is ever changing. If I am really listening to the Lord I should know what He wants from me on a daily basis. Right now I believe what this looks like in my life is taking care of what is happening right under my roof. I am called to continue homeschooling my children and taking care of my mother in law who seems to need more and more help on a daily basis. More importantly than that is how I do the above. I know I haven’t always had the best attitude about either. I get tired, real tired. I believe God is calling me to have a joyful heart and a good attitude about these two things in my life right now. My mother in law is so needful right now, worse than ever. The worse she gets the more patience God is giving me. We need prayer for wisdom, strength and guidance. So, giving my life to God right now looks like surrendering to the needs of this household first and foremost–whatever that looks like from day to day.

  3. Blake via

    Giving my self to God would look like praying to him every day reading the Bible sharing his word with others inviting people to church telling people about the relationship I have with God. That’s what giving my life to God would look like.

  4. I’ve always struggled with giving God 100%. It’s always been, “here God, you can have this,this, but not this.” I’ve been really working hard at this, and I pray everyday, that God has everything, use me as you want, take me where you want me to go, I’m all yours. This use to be a really nerve racking subject for me, because my faith used to be little. I would think, what if God wants me to be a missionary, I’m not fit to be a missionary! I’ve really started to grow up, and I’ve come to realize, that whatever God has for my life, that He will equipt me to do it. God’s going to take care of me, and He has an amazing plan for my life, that I just need to listen to an follow. So for me, giving myself to God looks like following His every command for my life, no matter how scary or far fetched it may seem, I just need to follow Him. Who knows what my future will be like, but God sure does, and I need to follow Him, and really just surrender myself to Him. Because in the end, I won’t be answering to anyone but Him, and I want God to say that I did what He had for me, and that I was faithful to Him. This is such a struggle sometimes, but something that is so worth it!

  5. i really struggle with this subject alot.i’ve NEVER given myself to him 100%.i really need to work on this and can u guys pray for me about it.thanks so much! ❤ u guys! 🙂

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