Devotions based on Scot McKnight’s book, One.Life

 As followers Jesus we are called to repent and have real behavioral change in our lives. That doesn’t mean just feeling bad about our sins but turning around 180 degrees and starting over by living justly and lovingly. Think about it: we may say we are sorry to our friend for gossiping about him but we must quit talking behind his back!  Concrete change! Our behavior should reveal His love!  Also, to be His follower means embracing the cross every day –to deny ourselves and take up our cross and follow Him. ( Luke9:23) That will affect every dimension of our lives.  Scot makes 5 suggestions to live the cross-life. 1. Talk to God constantly by worshiping God and by seeking His will and by interceding for others. 2.Listen to God constantly. Listen to what God says to us as we read the Word and die to our voice to hear His. 3. Commit to kingdom work locally by asking the Spirit to empower us and by entering into fellowship with others. 4. Keep Jesus’ Kingdom vision before us all the time. …Love the Lord with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength, and our neighbor as our selves. 5. Tell others about Jesus rather than talking about ourselves all the time. We have only One Life…may it count for Him