Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Ephesians: Discovering Your Identity and Purpose in Christ – Week Seven

Walking “Under the Influence”

Role models can be incredibly influential.  Christ is your role model if you’re a believer.  How much influence does He have over you?  Are you living a life of love just as Christ loved us?  You can do all things through Christ – including love like Him.  But you’re powerless on your own to accomplish this.

Do you know what grieves God?  Are you avoiding that sort of behavior?  Are you sinning anyway and counting on His grace?  Are you ignorant about God’s likes and dislikes?  Study God’s Word so you know what pleases Him and what displeases Him.

We should obey His Word.  That’s how we show our love for Him – through obedience.  The days are evil.  We need to know and understand God’s will and walk in wisdom and discernment so that we may glorify Him.  I don’t do it right all the time.  I don’t do it wrong all the time, either.  We must constantly be giving control over to God.  Ultimately, the war is won.  In this area, I just want to experience lots of little momentary victories.

Memorize:  Ephesians 5:18b-20

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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