Monday, August 7, 2017

The Christian Is Not Ordinary

     Saints, you are not ordinary. Nor has God called you to live an ordinary life. When the Apostle Paul writes to the saints at Corinth he is obviously frustrated that they are “behaving only in a human way” or in a way that is “merely human.” By the time of his writing they should be living as spiritual people instead.[1] Saints have been regenerated by the Spirit of God and are called to live by His power. This is not an ordinary life. The Spirit-filled life is an extraordinary life that only a born-again Christian can live. It is a life lived in victory over the penalty, power, and eventually the presence of sin in our lives. Learning to walk in the Spirit elevates us to a life of divine power that overcomes the power of sin in our lives and frees us from the ordinary or “merely human” life of the world around us. Saints, stop settling for an ordinary life and starting living in the newness of life that is yours in Christ Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.

[1] I Corinthians 3:1-4