“For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach to you, for we were the first to come even as far as you in the gospel of Christ; not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other men’s labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you, so as to preach the gospel even to the regions beyond you, and not to boast in what has been accomplished in the sphere of another” (2 Corinthians 10:14-16).
On being a Christian: it is not about any other person but Christ Jesus who has come to lead all who will follow into eternal life with and through Him. If we stay in our sins, we think in terms of me, myself, and I. If we realize that Christ has come to free us from sin, death, and the devil, we realize that our life is about the eternal kingdom. Come then into freedom and life.
Lord, I do so focus upon myself, what I think, and how I think things ought to be. Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I would walk with You, knowing that You have already overcome sin and are building up those who will be with You forever. Lead me as Your disciple that I would walk with You doing what You give me to do, knowing that in You is all hope and an eternal future.
Lord Jesus, when You said, “It is finished,” You were serious. Help me realize that I do not always know what I am doing, but that You do. Help me to live into this life that You have given me that I would walk humbly with You my Savior and listen as You speak. Help me share the simple message of truth that You have given once for all of us and live in the Gospel way. Amen.