“Livin’ Large is experiencing the new life we have in Christ. It is living the Christian life in the power of the Holy Spirit and it is practicing (Ephesians 4-6) our position (Ephesians 1-3).”
“8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; live as children of Light”
In this one verse the Apostle Paul affirms three truths: Who we were, who we are and how we ought to live because of who we are! We were formerly darkness. Outside of Christ, our former spiritual condition was “darkness”. In Ephesians 2:1-3 the Scripture states that we were “dead in trespasses and sins”. The spiritual condition of every unbeliever is separated from God, dead in sin and with respect to God’s light, they are cut off in the darkness. Out of that condition God saved us. By grace and through faith in Christ, God brought us into His light. We are now in the light and we are light in the Lord. This is our spiritual position. We have new life in Christ. Christ is the Light and we are the light in Him. Because we are the light and we have Christ’s light in us, we should live as children of Light. Our calling as followers of Christ is to walk in His Light and to allow our light to shine out to others. That’s Livin’ Large!
Take a moment and thank God that He saved you from the darkness. Agree with God about your new spiritual position and confess that you are now light in the Lord. Ask God to shine His light out through your life. Commit yourself to walk in the light, to stay connected to Christ and to speak and act as a reflection of Christ. Remember, because you are the light, living in the light is being true to who you are. Live Large!