(2 Corinthians 3:2-5 GNT- You yourselves are the letter we have, written on our hearts for everyone to know and read. It is clear that CHRIST HIMSELF wrote this letter and sent it by us. It is written, not with ink but with THE SPIRIT of THE LIVING GOD, and not on stone tablets but on human hearts. We say this because we have confidence in GOD through CHRIST. There is nothing in us that allows us to claim that we are capable of doing this work. The capacity we have comes from GOD.)
Every single part of our existence is a gift from GOD. The very next breath that we take is a privilege administered by HIS power. That very next life-giving beat of our hearts is only because HE made the decision to let it be so. My point is, we naturally try to control our own lives when they’re truly not ours to control. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 MSG- Didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of THE HOLY SPIRIT? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what GOD paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. GOD owns the whole works. So let people see GOD in and through your body.)
If we were to truly come to the realization that we are not our own, but that this body in which our souls indwell is simply a borrowed gift from GOD, would we sincerely make the choice to live our lives according to that gift? Would we choose to allow GOD to take the reins of what genuinely already belongs to HIM? Or would we choose to keep believing the lie of the enemy that it is ours to do with it whatever we please?
Today I’ve been in deep thought about life and what it truly means. The first thing that came to mind is, if GOD literally controls my existence; whether I take my next breath or not, whether my heart will receive it’s next beat, or whether I’ll have the liberty, benefit, and privilege of waking up to see a new day, why would I not allow HIM to control my everyday concerns and worries? The things that worry us on a day to day basis are so insignificant compared to the gift of life itself. We hinder ourselves in life by trying to control what GOD says is HIS to manage, nurture, and take care of.
The focal passage of SCRIPTURE for today says, “It is clear that CHRIST HIMSELF wrote this letter and sent it by us. It is written, not with ink but with THE SPIRIT of THE LIVING GOD, and not on stone tablets but on human hearts. We say this because we have confidence in GOD through CHRIST. There is nothing in us that allows us to claim that we are capable of doing this work. The capacity we have comes from GOD.”. I believe that is a reminder to us that just as much as we expect this exceptional, all-consuming greatness from GOD, HE also expects that same greatness from us because everything that HE is, HE has gifted to us by and through the power of THE HOLY SPIRIT. All we have to do is open our hearts to HIM and trust HIM to work within us.
GOD doesn’t require perfection from us. All HE’S asking of us is to allow the willingness of our hearts to believe in HIM and to let HIM take the lead. If GOD expects exceptionalism from me, then I know that HE has equipped and instilled within me everything that I need to be just that. I desire to do so much more with my life because of the dreams that HE has planted in my heart. It is only through HIM that I have become greater. “I’m just a little pencil in the hand of a writing GOD, WHO IS sending a love letter to the world.” – Mother Teresa
What will you do with this borrowed treasure known as life that GOD has so graciously gifted to you? My prayer for you is, whatever HE has inscribed within your heart, you will wholeheartedly believe in that and use it to leave exceptional marks in this world for HIS glory.
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