What does it mean to Live Christ Centered?
Jesus gets the glory!
A Christ-centered life begins with realising that the source of everything we are is the Lord. He created us, He owns us, He gifted us with talents, He authors our story, and every blessing that we receive comes from Him!
Christ is the source for our daily righteousness. We have no internal desire or moral ability to live up to biblical standards on our own, but in Christ, we have everything we need for godly living.
The Spirit of God, whose role it is to glorify Christ and intercede Christ’s life to you and me, will never produce spiritual power or bring change into any life that is not resting in the value, meaning, and abundance of Christ as the source and ground of all life and meaning.
A Christ-centered life means that the Person of Jesus is the motivation for everything we think, say and do. Many of us leave little room for Christ in our Christianity. By that, I mean that our ability to “keep the law” or our pride is what defines our faith, not the Person of Jesus.
Is your Christianity intimate and personal? Do you want to know Christ? Do you want to be part of His work? Do you want to please Him? Do you want to incarnate His character? A Christ-centered life is deeply intimate and motivated by relationship with Christ.
If we want to experience the transformed life, we must understand and count on who we are in Christ and how that affects our walk in life. Romans 6, understanding the practical implications of our position and union in Christ is foundational to Romans 7 and Romans 8, the walk in and by the Spirit of God.
It’s not wrong to pursue personal goals, but the glory of Christ is the orienting compass that gives direction to all others.
Because we want Christ to be known, honoured, worshiped and obeyed, we submit every other attainable goal to Him. Our decisions are no longer controlled by selfish desires, but by new desires we get from His love.
We have hope in the here and now, because Christ has promised his presence and grace until we go home.
Ask yourself: is your life Christ-centered?
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