Today's scripture: Ephesians 2:1-3
I have no desire to be who I was. Although I asked Jesus into my heart when I
was six years old, I allowed circumstances to take me away from my child-like
faith. I made very deliberate, very poor choices, and I became a “dead woman
I reveled in what the world offered—partying, drinking, dancing ‘til dawn. I
indulged the lusts and desires of my flesh. It was all about me.
As I think about it now, I realize I’d changed my alliance. Instead of serving
the God of the universe, I was serving the “prince of the power of the air.” Just
writing those words just about breaks my heart. It’s one thing to say I chose
not to follow God’s leading; it’s quite another to say I chose to follow His
Jesus was so very right when He said we can’t serve two masters. And if we’re
not serving God, we’re serving Satan.
No matter whom we are now, at one time—before we chose to follow Christ—we
followed Satan. The question is, how obvious is it that we are serving God? If
someone were to look at us as we’re standing in a very long line at the grocery
store, would they know we’re Christians? If they read our Facebook page, would
they see Christ shine through us? If they heard us joke with our friends, would
they hear the love of God?
Would the world still see us as “dead people walking”? Or would they see
something different. Something appealing. Something like Christ.