Thursday Thots | 03.08.12

Posted: March 8, 2012 by Rich Landosky in Thursday Thots

I’ve been reflecting on something Tim Schmoyer said at our HS Winter Weekend.  Jenn Phipps recently wrote on this briefly on her blog.  “We are called to act out of who we are; not how we feel — just as our Heavenly Father does.”

That of course begs the questions: Who are we?  If we’re called to act out of who we are, we first must know who we are, or maybe more importantly, whose we are.

Remember, if we’ve accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, then we are children of God. We were once children of darkness. Now we are children of the Light.  We are called to act as children of Light – not darkness.  Why would we want to continue to act any other way?  I am reminded of what the Apostle Paul said in Romans:

1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin– 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.

18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.

Let us live as though who are free, who are slaves to righteousness, and, with God’s help, let us act out of who we are; not how we feel.

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  1. alison miller says:

    Amen!

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