Today at work I had to move someone over from using a PC with Windows to an iMac. Part of the process for setting up someone with a Mac is to teach them how to use it. OS X is different from Windows in a lot of subtle ways and it takes time to learn it. In a lot of ways you have to relearn how to use a computer.
Christianity is a lot like switching from a PC to a Mac. You have to learn how to use everything in your life all over again. You have to use your body, your language, your money, your mind, and your talents to advance God’s kingdom instead of to advance your own purposes.
Christians don’t live the same way that non-Christians do. We can’t. If we really believe that God is King, that Jesus rose again from the dead, and that the Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead is alive in us, then we have to live differently. Everything that we do has to be altered or changed.
Are there things in your life that aren’t demonstrating the reality that God is king? Are there parts of you that haven’t been resurrected? Are you struggling to sense the leading of the Spirit of Christ? If so, pray that God would help you to surrender those things to him. Jesus’ death and resurrection didn’t just change your future; he changed everything about you.
God is king, Jesus is alive, and the Spirit is with us; let’s live lives that declare those truths.