The Cross of Christ Transforms. . .Our Priorities
Steps to Take as You Follow Christ
Ask—How does the cross fit into my stance toward God?
Seek—Acknowledge God’s priority in your life, over your heart (all of your emotions), over your understanding (all of your thoughts), and over all of your strength (all of your actions).
Knock—Meditate on 1 John 4:10–12.
In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
How does John define “love”? What does the death of Jesus on the cross teach us about God’s love? How do we find God’s love in all the human suffer- ing that we witness? How can we concretely love one another?
Transform Your Life—Will yourself to love God and everyone else with whom you come into contact today and every day. Think about what it means to truly love other people. Seek to be a sacrificial lover first when it comes to the way you love other people and God.
The author of “The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ in Your Life“, Michael Dubriuel, passed away in 2009. His wife, author Amy Welborn, has made his book available as a free e-book! We HIGHLY encourage you to download this exceptional work!
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