“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins” – Colossians 1:14
LIGHT FOR NOW: You are light in the world.
According to Romans 6:5-7, we received a newness of life at salvation and should live daily exhibiting that quality of life we now possess. Being that we are partakers of the Christ-life, we’re lights in the world and nothing can successfully put us down. John 1:4 says, “In him (Christ) was life; and the life was the light of men”; we have that life now and with it comes the light unto men. We have taken the master’s place as lights in the world.
The implication therefore is that we represent the kingdom. Hence, whatsoever we do in word or deed, we should do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him (Colossians 3:17). This is because you’re born of Him. He said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches…” (John 15:5). Paul also said, “… he that is joined unto the Lord is one Spirit.”(1 Corinthians 6:17). Your conduct, manner of life, and character should always reflect Him, because you’re His icon representing Him here. Christ should and must be seen and heard in you. Remember, Jesus said he that has seen me has seen the Father, because He epitomized the Father; He was the Father’s reflection, glory and the express image of His person (Hebrews 1:3). Today, you’ve taken Jesus’ place on earth; therefore, reason, live and talk as a God-man. This is the consciousness that brings a different perspective to your character. You must avoid being hurtful or abusive; you must avoid exhibiting untoward conducts as such cannot be done in His Name! Live daily as a conscious representative of Jesus Christ and never forget who you are. Don’t be like one who has taken a holiday from his identity with Him. Let your Christ-character be consistent wherever you go.
INSTRUCTION: live daily in the consciousness that you are a representative of Christ.
PRAYER: I’m an ambassador, a conscious representative of Jesus Christ, living in His Name daily – Glory!
QUOTE: Let your character be consistent with who you are.
DAILY READING: MORNING: ACTS CHAPTER 20; EVENING: ACTS CHAPTER 25