God made Him who had no sin to be a sin offering for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. – 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
God, through Jesus Christ, saved our lives!
Before we were His, we were spiritually dead, & without Him we would be dead in all aspects–spirit, mind, & physical body (upon our earthly death).
But He saved us by the power of the cross, of this death & sacrifice–God loves us THAT MUCH! We owe Him our all, our everything, that we have life even in death because of His sacrifice for us.
Now doesn’t that (shouldn’t that) make you want to sing out in praise to Him, raise your arms & shout for joy & thanksgiving to Him?! If not, then we need to ask God to open our eyes, our ears, our hearts to His Spirit’s love & mercy to live in us & permeate all aspects of our lives. Just ask & He will come into your heart & you will experience (again) a love like no other! Even if this love has only faded in you, just ask Him again for that passion to be lit afire in your heart & He will surely answer your prayer.
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that His life may be revealed in our mortal body. – 2 Corinthians 4:10-11 (NIV)