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Daily Verse: “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4 ESV)
SUNTHAPTO (4916): “To: from 4862 and 2290; to inter in company with, i.e. (fig.) to assimilate spiritually (to Christ by a sepulture as to sin Rom 6:4.” [i]
Buried with Christ in baptism means we align our spirit with His. The public expression of faith tells everyone who you follow. Going into the water represents dying to self; coming out means living for Christ. A renewing of your soul as you begin a spiritual journey with Jesus.
Leaving behind our sinful past allows us to experience new life. Instead of following the paths that lead to death, we can find life to the fullest following Jesus. God doesn’t illuminate the entire trip; He guides us one step at a time.
Everything we do has kingdom impacts. Each word from our mouth, God knows. Whether we uplift, encourage, tear down, or destroy our language and actions matter. The smallest act of kindness can change the world, but so can the tiniest act of hate. Whatever you do causes a ripple effect that impacts the world around you.
Lining our spirit up with Jesus allows us to follow Him closely. The more integrated we become with Christ, the more His light will shine through us. Our words and actions will become aligned with His, and just like Jesus, we will turn the world upside down, one act of love at a time.
As you get to know Jesus better, assimilating your spirit with His becomes the only choice. No other way can you find life to the fullest. Only Jesus has the key to eternal life, peace on earth, and unending love. In Him, you will find what you can find nowhere else.
Bury yourself in Christ today. Let your spirit melt into His. Jesus’ love for you can help you overcome any obstacle. Whatever crisis you face, seek God. Look for answers in the pages of scripture. When you find what Jesus did, apply it to your life.
Every journey has potholes. None of us live a pain-free life. But with Jesus, we can overcome the hardships as we seek strength from the Creator. Allow the Holy Spirit to navigate the rough terrain and cling to Him with all you got. In Jesus, you will find victory.
[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 242) Thomas Nelson