Are You truly Living For Christ?

2 CORINTHIANS 5: 15.... And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

The question is do you believe Christ died for you and for all? Then if you believe, are you serving God or serving yourselves? Christianity, or born again is not about us, but all about Christ, He loved us first and died for us, so we love him back by living for him. It means that our life is not our own. We have been bought with the price of Christ's death and therefore are called to serve not self but Christ (1 Cor 6:19-20). Freedom is an illusion. We like to think along the lines of William Ernest Henley: "I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul." The fact of the matter is that ours is to serve, not to be served. We can either be serving Christ-making Him Lord of our life or we are serving ourselves and making Christ our servant instead of our Lord. The difference is between treating Christ as a houseguest and serving him as the house owner. Five things can be inferred or summarized from this verse. 

Ø  Christ has died your death: Christ died for you so that you no longer need to die again in your sin. He died so you will no longer be condemned to judgment for your iniquities no matter how gravious it might be. Because of Christ love for us, he died for us even when we are still living in sin {Rom.5:8}, For there is therefore no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. So you no longer need any sacrifice to appease your sin, you don't need to pray too much, just believe in Christ death, then you are saved{John 3:16}.

Ø    You are called to Serve not to be served: We have been bought with the price of Christ's death and therefore are called to serve not self but Christ (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Now that you know you have been bought with a price through Christ death. You are expected to live for Christ by expressing your love for him. This can be expressed by not seeking to please our own honor, profit, pleasure. You can spend the whole of your day in pursuing earthly things; things that perish but you can't spent your time to serve him. You can serve God through:

1.Your financial commitment. Pay your tithe and your offering, stop robbing God by eating your own and God's own, your tithe is 10% of all your earning, don't be deceived if you eat your tithe, you will pay  it indirectly by loss, sickness and many other ways without knowing. you are not doing your pastor favor by paying tithe rather yourself. Another way you serve through your finance is by giving to the poor, give cheerfully to the needy around you, give to the needy brethren in the church that is why Jesus bless you. Read matt. 25-35. Whatever you do to the poor you do it to Christ.

 2. You can also serve Christ by your service in your church: If you are serving in any unit in your church faithfully and diligently with all sincerity not serving to please anyone but to please Christ. Then your pastor is not in any way doing God's work in the church better than you. Infact, you can discover your own calling through faithful service in your local church.

3. You can also serve by reconciling others to Christ: You have been called to preach the gospel, you must not be a pastor to preach the gospel. 2 Corinthians 5: 19-21: And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation,,,,,,,,,, Christ death has reconciled us to God, is not everyone that knows this, so is your duty to let them know this by telling them about the savior. Mark 16:15,, go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Just talk to someone today in your working place, neighborhood and God will bless you.

Ø  Live the life of Christ: The last thing in that verse is that you should live for Christ, you should live the life Christ would have live on earth. The life of Christ is the life of love, sacrifice, honest, tolerance, patient, faith, hope, forbearance, integrity and holiness. If you live the life of Christ, you can command all thing to answer to you and they will. John 14:12,, he that believeth on me, the works I do, shall he also do, and greater works than these shall he also do. When you start living the life of Christ on earth, a life full of love for God and unconditional love for others, you are sure to get everything you need in life.
Remember, that the highest level of service is living a holy life, by keeping the commandment of God,,,, Rom. 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God that you present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable before God which is your reasonable service.