It should go without saying that every Christian would live each day in light of the resurrection. In a sense, Christians cannot help it. The life Jesus has won for us, through his death and resurrection, has been gifted to us. We live with resurrection power each day. By grace alone we awake each morning to a renewed and regenerated life. We do not earn it through the day, we do not make it true by our actions, and we certainly do not deserve it no matter how we might choose to live. Christians breathe spiritual, resurrection life each morning as inevitably as they breathe air. It’s even more inevitable than air, since on the day they cease to breathe air they will continue to breathe the spiritual and eternal, resurrection life Jesus has given them.
As Christians, our choices on how to live each day do not alter who we are in Jesus: sinners made alive by his works. But our choices do affect who we glorify. Living each day in light of the resurrection is about knowing who we are and then living consistently with who we know ourselves to be.
Jesus gave us a clear way to live consistent with who we are.
Matthew 28:19-20 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Christian, today you are meant to be about making disciples.
There are many ways to go about this, from a very informal conversation about God’s work in your life to a more formal study of the bible with someone. Maybe it’s sharing a gospel tract with someone you know with the offer to talk it over and answer any questions they might have. Maybe it’s hosting a Christianity Explored study in your home, at your work, or at a local establishment with business men and women or a mom’s group or players from your softball team or parents from your kid’s soccer team. Maybe it’s a cookout where you plan to talk to some neighbors about how God has changed your outlook on life.
But in each possible application, it is you, Christian, being intentional to live out who you truly are in Jesus. It is you living in light of the resurrection. It is you celebrating Easter everyday.