Day 2: I Belong
Published on 19 July 2019
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Putting Jesus over everything is all about living your life to know God and worship Him. Now that we’ve started that journey, I want to show you how that starts changing how you see everything else. When you find out who He is - you find out who you are… and who you are, is His!
Here’s what the Bible wants to shows us: we belong to God. When Jesus died for you on that cross - it wasn’t just a demonstration of His love, it was a powerful transaction that took place. He was paying for you with His blood, ‘buying back’ your freedom from sin, so that you might belong to God. Like what 1 Cor 6:19-20 says, “You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price…”
God made us and Jesus paid for us, but you and I still need to make the personal decision to give ourselves to Him. That’s a big part of what a daily life of worship looks like - giving yourself to God.
Most people around us in our world are all about their rights, their identity, their future and everything that matters to them. But the Bible shows us that those who belong to Jesus actually make the decision to give up living for those things so that we can make our life all about Him. In other words, we don’t just invite Jesus to be our Saviour, but to be the ‘Lord’ of our lives too. He is control. I belong to Him! So does my past, my present, my future, my body and all of my decisions. And because I belong to Him, I get my identity, value and purpose from my relationship with Him.
As we look at these verses today - ask yourself this question: How would I live today if I was living it as a gift of worship to God? How would I respond and what decisions would I make if it was all for Him? Let’s give ourselves over to Him. I die to myself, so that I can live for Jesus.
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
Galatians 5:24-25 (NLT)
19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT)
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