I love the directness in this scripture, has a way of cutting through it all.

Colossians 3 (THE MESSAGE)

1-2 So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it.

If you are serious… you are being called out, a challenge right from the start!

about living this new resurrection life…not the old life you have always known, a new one, one that has been brought back from the dead!

My life scripture, at least for now is Romans 8:15 talks about the resurrection life:

15-17This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?”.

It is not timid, not built around fear or being afraid but it is exciting, invigorating. Go back to when you were a kid and your dad would twirl you around, or throw you up and catch you, and you wanted to do it over and over and over. Do it again, come on, one more time. That is what this resurrection life is supposed to look like.

with Christ…you are not called to live it alone, it is a life with Christ, the One who lived it first, the One who lives it with you! What does life with Christ look like? Christ was compassionate, He lived with concern for others suffering, genuinely cared for them and took care of their needs. Christ was radical, His life marked a departure from tradition for religion, he turned what was upside down. He was quick to answer questions from those who would oppose him and quick to point out hypocrisy. Christ was bold, He was confident and not afraid to stand up against the people who were in charge. He knew who he was. Christ was loving, love takes time and he was always taking time to reach out and heal someone, to teach someone, to make sure they were fed. Christ was selfless, He lived for others and ultimately put himself on the line so others would have a pathway to the Father. Christ was a servant, served those who walked with Him. Christ always took time to get alone with His Father.

act like it… take action, take steps, don’t just sit on your couch and soak life in, act like you have been changed!

If you are serious then act like it…



~ by gregcoe on March 11, 2011.

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