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Romans 6:5-7,10-11 – Alive to God

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- I am becoming more alive to God around me, God within me, and my God-self shaping me.

Romans 6:5-7,10-11 NLT

[5] Since we have been united with him (Jesus) in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. [6] We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. [7] For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. [10] When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. [11] So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.

 

Observation

Dead to sin, alive to God. How do we understand this? Our old nature was our old sinful selves. My sin-self is my false-self that lives in an identity that is self-created, that is based on the things I have created, accumulated to understand myself, and my place. It ignores God and reigns on its personal throne, self being the King of its story. It’s this false-self that is “crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives.” And I am resurrected into a state of being “alive to God.”

 

I become alive to God’s presence with me, and I become resurrected into my God-like true-self. His image and likeness are restored in me, and I journey in His presence the rest of my days becoming who I am. This happens as I live free from sin and alive to His presence with me, and His presence within me, and His image restored in me. It’s not the behaviours of sin that are dead, it’s the power of sin that comes from my separation from God’s presence and my false-self shaping of life. Behaviour is always the result of understood identity and proximity to God.

 

Sin finds its power in my false-self struggling for identity, purpose, meaning, being the shaper of my life. It dies when I die to this self-created self. The power of sin is broken once and for all over my life, not its enticement, not its seduction and deception, but its power. For sin derives its power when I create life-based on the false-self. But in Christ, I become alive to God and in this place, from this true-self, sin loses its power over my life for I live from this new identity. In Christ sin loses its power to keep me from intimacy with God and sin loses its power to keep me from my identity and true-self in Him.

 


Application

“But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God.” Alive in Christ, alive to God, alive to my true-self I live in a way that displays heavens mystery and beauty on earth. I live fully alive for this is the glory of God, me fully alive to the who He created me to be. I will understand and by faith live in the resurrected alive place afforded me in Christ and I will live understanding that sins power is broken over my life. I will seek to walk out this reality in God’s presence as He shapes himself within me.


Response

Thank you for rescuing me to identity and life in you. Thank you that I am alive to you. My search for identity is now over, in you, I am alive to my true-self, my walk into this self is the why of breath today. I am blessed to know me.


Meditation

Meditation truth – in Christ I am alive to my true-self, my God-self.

Consider:

How free from sin do you experience life?


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