The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Living for Christ is all about taking up the cross of Jesus and following Him daily. Our sinful nature and the world constantly try to pull us toward living for ourselves. Unfortunately, this side of eternity is a constant spiritual battle where we must continually rely on the Lord to walk with Him. You may be going through a season where living for Christ is almost overwhelming. You know you should be living for Christ, but you have backslidden and feel somewhat defeated.

If you feel this way, you are not alone. David wrote a psalm while in despair and praying to the Lord. You can do the same. Psalm 40:I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. [1]  

Feeding Our New Nature

Meditating on what Jesus did for us on the cross fills our hearts with thankfulness. As we grow in our relationship with the Lord and mature in faith, we desire to spend time with the Lord. As we pray, meditate on God’s word, and listen to His still, small voice, something begins to transform us. Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.[2]

Although it is always a battle to live for Christ, there is something about spending time with the Lord that enables us to live for Him. There is something about living for our Lord Jesus that changes how we see others and ourselves. 2 Corinthians 5:15 Jesus died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.[3]  

Living for Christ is Like a Global Positioning System (GPS)

f you have driven a car with a GPS, it will correct you if you have taken a wrong turn. When I desire to live to Christ, it will always move me in the direction God desires and away from my selfish nature. I may want to sit back and let others serve me, but living for Christ propels me to step out of my comfort zone and serve others. As I listen to the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit, the Lord will continually place opportunities in front of me to live for Him. Living for Christ gives me new meaning and purpose in life. God’s word tells us to invest in things that last, and when we serve Jesus, we invest in the bank of heaven. What step of faith is the Lord placing on your heart today that will help you live for Him?

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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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