God wants access to every part of your life. From your most private, intimate areas, to your work and the most public things about you — He wants all of you. He wants to heal all of you, free all of you. He wants to show you what it means to have Him as your God! The whole of Scripture points to it, often spoken through the phrase: You will be My people and I will be your God.
Making God our God, being His people, brings with it a call:
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
No matter how you feel or what you’ve believed, this is not an impossible command to keep. In fact, it speaks to the freedom we have in Christ. God doesn’t give a command that through Christ we cannot keep. If He asks it of us, He will enable us to do it as we seek Him, humble ourselves before Him and walk in obedience with Him.
All this is possible because Jesus conquered sin and death, breaking the power of sin over you. God set you free to live for His glory in every aspect of your life. He freed you to walk the path of humility and obedience to get there. Whatever sin you’re walking in, be assured that your sin doesn’t have more power over you than the power of Christ in you.
Maybe it’s time you see yourself differently, as God sees you, as He proclaims you to be:
“So we have stopped evaluating others (and ourselves!) from a human point of view… At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know Him now (and how differently we can now see ourselves)! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:16-17, additional comments mine).
What if you daily professed: I’m called to live for the glory of God, and He will enable me to do it? What if this became your mantra — the new filter through which you viewed everything, the goal, the measure of success and the motive behind everything you do? What if every time you feel you can’t, you stop and remind yourself that you can? You can because:
“You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you” (Philippians 4:13).
You can because:
“It is for freedom that Christ has set you free” (Galatians 5:1).
Are there times you really don’t believe you can have victory, and in your unbelief continue sinning? No doubt, some strongholds have a tighter grip than others; sin patterns rarely change overnight. But Christ in you is your assurance that the glory of God can shine through every part of your life.
Will you join me and make this your prayer, both for yourself and your family?:
From the most intimate, private parts of our lives to our work and the most public things about us, make our lives for Your glory.
Can you imagine the transformation God’s people would experience and the impact we would have if we sought such a move of God?
In His name and for His glory!