It is so amazing as we walk with the Lord and are led by His Spirit, that through His Holy Spirit we have this constant awareness of His awesome power and all conclusive mastership over all of creation; that even though we share Christ with others, our daily existence manifests the very presence of God! Whether we realize it or not, our Christ-like living permeates all around us and most definitely has an impact on all who we come into contact with or those whom observe from a distance.
When our heart is right with God, He orchestrates every thing around us, the circumstances, situations and events because the natural is subordinate to the spiritual. When we love God and have a pure and surrendered heart to Him He governs our lives. I know some times we can hardly believe it; we are astonished, amazed and even astounded! But that is how God works.
“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) Now listen to this verse in the NLT version: “Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive His new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.”
I love that! Either way, Christ’s love controls us! I have to say that again: either way, Christ’s love controls us! His amazing love! What’s love got to do with it? EVERYTHING! Now that we have received this new life we no longer live for ourselves, we live for Christ. In other words, He lives through us and it is evident to all! There is no longer a living to ourselves, and why would we? We are new in Him, and He in us.
What a life to live! “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new!” (2 Corinthians 5:17) Wow, ambassadors of His love! That’s what we are, so let’s live out today and every day!