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Friday, April 14, 2017

Refocusing My Goals And Interests

In review of Galatians 6:14 it says, “God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Bottom Line:
Don’t brag about anything other than the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. The world is dead as far as I am concerned.

What this means to me:
May I never boast or brag about anything except the cross of my Lord Jesus Christ.  Because of that cross, the world is dead as far as I am concerned. Likewise, I am dead to the world.

This word is full of all kinds of enticements. How much do the interests of this world matter to me? Daily I’m confronted with subtle cultural pressures and overt propaganda. The only way to escape these destructive influences is to ask God to help crucify my interest in them, just as Paul did.

The Cross is the central theme of the Bible. Without it I have nothing. But the beauty of the cross is that it is an open invitation for “whosoever will.” Jesus died on the Cross as a scapegoat, to redeem me for my sins. He took on my filthy rags so that I could be afforded opportunities that only the grace of God can provide. All I had to do is accept this gift, accept His love, and accept Him as my Savior.

Once I meet Jesus at the foot of the cross, my sins were washed away and my name was written in His Book of Life. There is no symbol or theme more powerful in the life of a Believer than Calvary’s Cross. God loved me so very, very much that He sent His only Son to die in my place.

I am a designer original; so I shouldn’t live and act as like a cheap knockoff! Make today my best day! Give it my all in everything I say and do. Live a life full of confidence, knowing that the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world is rooting for me every second of every day. I should not focus on or listen to the negative things the world has to offer; rather I should keep my eyes focused on the Cross.

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