I was reading and studying the book of Colossians this week and it had me wondering what is my life.
I saw a phrase in chapter 3 that I hadn’t noticed before.
I love when something like that jumps off the page at me because it reminds that His word is timeless, living and active in MY life.
It just so happens that this verse really is about my life.
What is my life?
Who am I living for? Why am I living? What does my life say to other people?
Colossians 3:4 says, “When Christ, who is your life…”
Read that phrase a few times.
Is Christ your life?
Because really, He gave us life.
He gives us air to breathe.
But is He your life in a spiritual sense? Do you give Him everything and allow Him to be your reason for living?
We have been going through a situation that really pulls out feelings and and thoughts from my heart. As I sort through that and ask God to come into those inward parts, I am learning that there are times where I do and think in a way that is not a clear testimony to Christ.
Are you living for any other purpose than for Christ alone?
What is my life?
Then, verse 11 ends with this short phrase… “but Christ is all, and is in all.”
As I put those two phrases together, I had to ask myself if they were true in the deepest parts of my heart. I want my life to display that Christ is my life and He is all and in all I do every day, every moment, in every situation.
No matter the situation, I want Christ to be glorified in my life.
I want to choose JOY in the life that He gives me. I want to fulfill the purpose that Christ has called me and specifically designed me to do.
I feel challenged to examine my daily activities, my private motives, my actions and my thought life.
Is Christ my life and is He ALL to me?