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More Than Victorious Christian Living

Posted on February 19, 2015 by Sarah Brown | 0 Comments

The richest fruit of God’s work in our hearts would be evidenced by increasing humility and dependence on Christ for everything, rather than in a ‘victorious Christian life.’ - Extravagant Grace

A victorious Christian life can sometimes be:

• Getting my to-do list in order
• Doing a quiet time for 15 minutes a day
• Attending a bunch of Bible Studies
• Volunteering at school or church
• Taking meals to new moms
• Being the type of neighbor that keeps your front lawn looking good
• Making cute Valentines Day cards for a party

    God calls us to:

    • Depend on Christ for everything (Rom 12:2)
    • See Christ as everything (Col. 1:17)
    • Let go of anything that puts something else before Christ (2 Cor. 5:17)
    • Treasure Christ as the most important (Matt. 6:19-21)
    • Know that Christ is the only important (Gal. 2:20)

      Can we choose today to stop letting our “victorious Christian life” activities (while well meaning and good) keep us from Christ? Can we let the Gospel invade our life today, instead of our list of things to “get our Godly act together”? Can we see Christ, not our own merit?

      Posted in Gospel, Praise