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Belonging to the Lord

Dear Redeeming Grace,

Last week in Acts 18 we thought about three examples of humble servants. As we looked at Paul's actions, we saw a man whose life was submitted to the Lord. He had a mindset that his life belonged fully to the Lord.

This mindset is even further confirmed by what he tells the believers in his letter to the Romans. Listen to Paul's words in Romans 14:8

"For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's."

Those words--"we are the Lord's"--speak volumes. They communicate the belief that I am not my own and I do not live for myself, or my reputation, or my wants and needs. Rather, I belong to another. My life is not my own. I belong to the Lord, and because of that, I am available to be used however God directs. What a wonderful and freeing place to be!

One of the great joys of being part of Redeeming Grace Church is to see this attitude on display in countless people. By God's grace, RGC is filled with humble servants who live to the Lord daily and seek to be used to strengthen one another.

May the Lord continue to be glorified as he gives us the grace to live to him.