“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
This verse from the epistles Paul wrote to the early Christians of Galatia is a powerful statement. As Christians we all need to understand that our life is not our own. When you accept Jesus Christ into your heart, and accept the Holy Spirit into your life, you gave all of you to Him.
Jesus Christ gave his life on the cross to pay the wages of our sins. We are born again and have a second change in life and eternal life after we die. How many people wish for a second chance in life or feel that what they have done in the past can never be forgiven? Jesus gave is a way, and for that we are forgiven.
Before I was a Christian I was an idol worshiper. I was a priest in a African Traditional Religion. It wasn’t until I found Christ, that I fully understood how wrong my life was. I felt that I could not be forgiven. I sacrificed animals, did black magic and communicated with the dead. When I found Christ and was baptised, I was forgiven. I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders knowing that. My life is not my own! Neither is yours. If God can change Paul, me and so many others, how can you not want to live your life as it is not your own? I hope everyone has a blessed day!