“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 2 Corinthians 5:15

TODAY’S WORD…

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Christ died for everyone

so that those who receive His new life will no longer live for themselves.

Instead, they will live for Christ,

who died and was raised for them.

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– 2 Corinthians 5:15 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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To live “for myself” means

to live for my own comfort,

my own glory,

my own advancement.

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To live “for Christ” means

to always put in the first place, in our intentions, the glory of Christ,

and of His Kingdom.

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Every “no,” small or big, which I say to myself out of love for Christ,

is a yes said to Him who I call “Lord”.

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Every decision I take to say “no” to myself out of love for Christ,

is like proclaiming that Jesus Christ is my Lord;

recognising His full right over me;

handing the reins of my life over to Him;

declaring that I do not want to live any more "for myself,"

but "for Him who died and rose for me".
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QUOTE…

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"Jesus Christ died for us;

by His death He has given us life;

we only live because He died;

He died for us, by us, and in us;

our life then is no longer ours,

but belongs to Him who has purchased it for us by His death:

we are therefore no more to live to ourselves but to Him;

not in ourselves but in Him;

nor for ourselves but for Him"

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– St Francis de Sales

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Yes Lord, I want to live for You only!

Help me to always do Your will

and to say “no” to my self-centeredness.

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