Christ is our life. Think about that wonderful truth throughout your day today. He is our life. He gave us life when we were once dead in our trespasses and sins. He has given us the promise of eternal life in heaven. Each day of this new life that we now live as the children of God is sustained and powered by Christ. He is our energy. He is our ability. He is our glory. Christ is everything that we need and He performs everything that is good in our lives. When we read in Scripture that He is our life we know that He is our spiritual life, our daily life as we serve him, and our eternal life that we are looking forward to in the future. He is all in all, past, present, and future.
I am going to give you an interesting example this morning. I have been trying to lose weight and become more active and one of the activities that I have been doing is cycling. I am still relatively new to this activity and know very little about it but I have discovered people who have e-bikes. I do not own one but I have ridden with those that do and here’s my limited knowledge of them. The bike’s power only kicks in when the cyclist is pedaling. In other words, you have to get on the bike, pedal the bike, and then benefit from the motorized power that enables you to easily overcome the obstacles on your path. Once you get the bike going, you can easily keep up with younger, stronger, and more capable cyclists! This type of bike has helped people get into fitness that may never have been able to in the past.
Okay, what has that got to do with our Christian lives? You cannot roll out of bed and say, “Today, I am going to live for Jesus. Let’s see what happens.” If you are going to allow Christ to empower you and live through you today, you have to “get on the bike.” Pray and read your Bible and let God speak to you. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you. Surrender yourself to His will. As you obey Him you will find that He is working through you. It is not your energy that is doing the work, but His. There will be obstacles, hills, and possible dangers on your path, but He will give you the victory over all of them. At the end of the day, you can look back as see where Christ did the work, won the victory, and gave you the joy. All you had to do was listen and obey. (Or, hop on and pedal!)
I hope this made sense. If not, tune in tomorrow, same time, same station. I will try again. I love you all and remember, Christ is our life!