Monday's Message of Hope

Live for Him!
Monday, July 12, 2021 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

Today in our study of living and walking in the Spirit, Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth contains some powerful truths. Let’s take a look:

and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. (2 Corinthians 5:15, NKJV)

If we ever had any questions, any wonderings about how we are to live, this verse puts all of them to rest. The apostle unequivocally states we are to live, not for ourselves, but for the one who died for us.

Unfortunately, easier said than done. Our culture pretty much demands that we live for ourselves. A quick look on Google for self-help generates over six billion hits. No, that is not a typo. As of this writing, if you want to find information on the internet about self-help, you have over six billion options at your fingertips.

But according to this verse, living and walking in the Spirit means we put the focus of our lives on Jesus. Live for him. What does that look like in a practical way? We know Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. (Hebrews 13:8) We also know that he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil. (Acts 10:38)

In addition, we have the Great Commission, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel . . .” as well as specific instructions found at the end of the Gospel of Mark. Along with all of his various teachings and the parables, figuring out how to live for him can be a little daunting.

The key? Ask him. Ask Jesus how he wants you to live for him today. It’s a question he won’t hesitate to answer. That’s what I plan to do this week. Ask him how to live for him. I hope you join me.

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • Have you been living for yourself in certain areas of your life?
  • Are there some practical ways you can live for Jesus?
  • How will this understanding impact your spiritual walk?

Have a wonderful hope-filled week!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Evelyn Laci From Hardin, MT At 7/13/2021 3:06:43 PM

Experiencing God - doing only what we see Him doing and saying only what we hear Him saying, as Jesus did. Wonderful goal that hopefully I am getting a little closer to everyday.

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Evelyn. Thank you for sharing your vulnerability. God will no doubt honor your heart's desires. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

Linaya From Billings At 7/13/2021 1:59:10 PM

The more I love and share with others my love of Jesus, the more my life grows in connection, love and hope for myself and others. Jesus, help me to listen for your voice guiding me to where, when and who and how much to reach out to those I don't know and those I love within my family!

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Linaya. What a beautiful prayer! Thank you for being so transparent. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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