Sunday, May 24, 2009

192. Us Living For God or God Living Through Us?

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Life truly is God's gift to us! But is it really also true, as a common slogan goes, that "what we do with it is our gift to Him?" God created the universe, and everything in it - easily! Do we really have something of value to offer Him? Can we pay Him back in any way for the gift of Life He's given us?

This week we take a look at the difference between us living our life "for God," and God living His life through us. Rather than trusting in our own strength, we realize that we have died and now have a new life --- Christ lives in us. It's not us doing great stuff for God, it's Him expressing His very life through us. With this in mind, what does it mean to present ourselves as living sacrifices? We discuss this and more on this week's episode!

2 comments:

  1. Wow... when Joel said (time index 6:30) "the best thing we can give God is our weakness" I suddenly realized I finally understood Paul's reference to boasting or glorying in infirmities. (Which always felt slightly troubling, who wants to be happy about being sick? That King-James-speak at work again.)

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