There is a powerful freedom discovered when a person understands the rightful ownership God has of all things. The follower of Christ then is able to release feelings of entitlement, envy, pride, and discontent as the grip is loosened on the things of this world. When “This is mine” gives way to “I, and all I own, are His,” the Christian begins to truly enjoy the life of a steward and the things God has entrusted to us.
November 1, 2020 – My Life Is Not Mine
So many of life’s decisions are driven by the script, “This is my life.” When we realize the price Christ paid for us, and the claim God has on our very life, we begin making much healthier decisions for our future: what we do with our bodies, what careers we pursue, our family plans, etc.
Romans 14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Psalm 100:3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.