Not Your Own
| It seems some of us
find this difficult to learn. Upon becoming a Christian you no longer
belong to yourself (if you ever really did). Christians belong to
God. We are to be "living sacrifices" (Romans 12:1). We have
been bought (1 Cor. 16:20) and purchased by the blood of Christ
This means we cannot do just as we please, but that which pleases the One to Whom we belong. While He lifts from us the burden of sin that we cannot carry alone, we do assume His yoke and duty to His way (Matt. 11:28-30). Everything we do in life, in work, play, worship, at home, away from home, whatever and whenever, His will must be the governing factor of our existence.
This is a duty that is easily expressed but more difficult to execute. But who can suggest otherwise?