Friday, April 3, 2009

The Christ-Centered Life

"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:
"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of His glory."
Isaiah 6:1-3 NIV

One of the identity markers of New Life Christian Fellowship is being Christ-centered. That means that Jesus is the center and focus of our lives. Every decision, thought and action, must put Jesus at the center. That takes intentionality on our part. It also takes the ministry of the Holy Spirit working in our lives. Jesus must be foremost. How we respond to each other, our world, our hopes, dreams and challenges, all must come under the Lordship of Christ.

Jesus cares for us. He loved us enough to lay down His life for us. He rose on the third day to give us forgiveness of sins and everlasting life. He is more than able to care for us. Our response should be to honor Him in all we do.

Our world tries to distort our focus. Satan tries to distort our focus. We can put the economy, taxes, crime, self-advancement, and problems on the throne of our souls. But when we intentionally place Christ first in everything, we find that His glory and grace fills every area of our lives.

As we approach Easter, it's easy to get distracted with eggs, bunnies and brunch. We can focus on Good Friday, and forget Resurrection Sunday. The grave couldn't hold our Lord down. Our world and it's challenges are not greater than the love of God in our lives.

So, who or what is the center of your life?

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