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Wake Up!

by | Oct 21, 2011 | Focus on Living | 0 comments

Recently, Patrina and I have been getting up around 5:00 AM so we can do some exercise at a local gym.  It’s not always easy to get up and get going, but it will be worth it, right?

Romans 12: 11-14

11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Paul is calling each of us to be spiritually awake!  Today!  Our ultimate salvation is growing nearer each day we live, so since the restoration of all things is closer let’s live like we mean it.

When Paul writes about putting on light and taking off the darkness he’s not talking about any kind of legalism.  Think about this:  If you really thought today might be the last day you would spend on this earth, in your job or with your family – how you act?

You probably would not be in “orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealosy.” For those of us who believe, we put on Jesus Christ, who changes us daily from the inside out.

Have a great day of being Light in your world.

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