Once we become a believer we become a new creation. This means we get a new perspective and can now be effective for the work of the Lord. Unfortunately, this also means we fight against our flesh. We still need to battle the desires of the flesh that are contrary to the spirit. As Christian we’re taught salvation by grace. God’s abundant grace to save and restore what we know. As a result of our new life we are called to love, and love abundantly.
How can we love abundantly?
However, living in the age of grace we forget that God is righteous. Many of us go on living a life of sin because we don’t consider the consequences of our actions. We take for granted the holiness and righteousness of God. John 15:10 Jesus reminds us that we must obey his commandments so that we may fulfill our calling to love one another. He modeled this for us so that we could live the same way. One of the reasons is so the overflow of this love reaches others.
We’re to be like a cup. Jesus pours his love into us so that we may then pour out unto others. Sin is like a a lid. It stops God’s love from pouring into us and in turn into others. We must confess our sins daily ( Acts 3:19 ) so that we may rip off that lid and be useful for His kingdom. This is an honor, a calling, our mission.
We have been made new in Christ, the old has passed (2 Corinthians 5:17). Start living like it.
What sins are hindering you from becoming useful for others to be saved and restored?
How will you live a life of purity starting today?
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
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