Monday, July 14, 2008

A prisoner of the Lord

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. - Ephesians 4:1
Yes, Paul was in prison when he wrote these words. However, as Christians we are all supposed to be prisoners of Christ. That’s right; I am supposed to be a prisoner of Christ. I must be captivated by Him. I must obey Him. I must only do what He wills me to do. I must only go where He calls me to go. I am His prisoner. I am subject to His will for my life. Here’s an interesting thought I had… I am safer as a prisoner of Christ than as a free man able to do my own will because my will is dangerous.

Thank you Lord that I am your prisoner. Thank you for the protection it brings me. Thank you that it is a life sentence; may I never escape.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have been reading Ephesians for over a month now and this verse just hit me. It's a wonderful analogy to describe a Christian, as a prisoner for the Lord. A group from my church is going on a mission trip this weekend and I'm going to share this with a group of the younger guys going. We should be prisoners for the Lord and follow his will for our lives.