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We Are Not Our Own

Ben McMechan

Our society tells us we must look happy and act busy. It tells us that only the weak struggle with doubt, insecurity and lack of confidence. We are drilled to be very aware of how we present ourselves and what others will think of us. Everything comes down to what we decide to do and what we can do to fix it.

Honestly, I find this all a very real struggle. But praise God for Jesus and the cross. Praise God that what WE do does not decide WHO we are. Jesus died for all of us. He didn’t die for the part of me that goes to church, CU or when I am praying. He died for all of me and it came at an unmeasurable price tag. We are not our own and thank God for that.

For me, I need to be reminded daily, maybe hourly, what it means that Jesus has saved me. This is the same Jesus that walked on water, calmed the raging seas, and healed the sick. The same Jesus that comforts us in the whispers but also who speaks to us through the loudness of our lives. This is the same Jesus that was rejected, beaten, and killed. This is the same Jesus that rose again and beat death forever. I am thankful that what Jesus has done is greater than what I have and will do. We are not our own and I thank God for that.

Worship 101 is a place where I am able to find rest from the busyness of life and come before God. Yes, it is a great time to catch up with friends I haven’t seen since last week. But really it is a place where it is all about Jesus. It allows me to try and forget the person beside me and just worship God. I find it a place where I get filled up after a week that has so often drained me. It is a place where I get reminded who the One that saves me is. It reminds me that my life entirely belongs to Jesus and that he lives in me!

We are not our own! Let’s live to please God!

Romans 12v1 – Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God for this is your true and proper worship.

 

Ben