Living in Light of the Gospel

October 23, 2019
8 Ways the gospel can impact our everyday life

“We walk by faith, not by sight.”
~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV)

2 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV)

If you’re anything like me, when you read the words, “Living In Light of the Gospel” you think about sharing your faith. You think about all the lost people of the world who need to know Jesus, but I’m coming to find that it means so much more than that. Yes, sharing our faith is part of it, but it’s not the whole.

Years ago, I was introduced to the idea that the gospel wasn’t just for the unsaved… it wasn’t a onetime thing, but an everyday thing. That realization was life-changing. The love and forgiveness of Christ isn’t something that we ever stop needing.

Tethered to Jesus

When I think about living a holy life, the gospel is where I start. It’s there for when I fail. It’s there for when I’m feeling down.

Jesus is our anchor, but the gospel is what tethers us together. It’s the chain that secures us.

Jesus is our anchor, but the gospel is what tethers us together. It’s the chain that secures us. Click To Tweet

The gospel is what takes Jesus from being just another religious figure, someone from history, and connects Him to our lives today.

8 Ways the gospel can impact our everyday life

Jesus isn’t just someone who lived and died, He lived and died for us. He rose again, ascended into heaven for us. He sent His Spirit to live in the hearts of all who believe in Him with the promise of life everlasting in the presence of God – and that’s us.

And it changes everything.

The Everyday-Gospel

I didn’t get enough done today… but at just the right time Jesus died for me, I can trust that His timing is perfect.

I really messed that up… but because of Christ, I am forgiven.

I feel lonely and unloved… but I know Jesus loves me more than I can imagine (enough to live and die for me) and He is always with me.

My son was born with cancer… but God can work all things together for His good. He watched His Son die on the Cross, and He can give me the strength to get through this (and He did).

My husband left me for another woman… but the church is the bride of Christ, and He will never leave me.

Life is hard… but Jesus conquered the grave and we have eternal life through Him.

What I did was wrong… but Jesus came and died because He knew I was a sinner in need of a Savior.

I failed to spend time with Jesus… but when I was a sinner, He still chose to die for me and though I forsake Him, He can never forsake Himself.  Nothing I could ever do (or fail to do) could ever separate me from His love.

Because of the Gospel

That’s the power of the gospel. It can speak into any situation I face on any given day. It’s what I can fall back on when my world is closing in. Jesus is unchanging, and His love for me (and for you) seeped into the cross where He was hung. It was sealed in the tomb where He was laid. It is written in history and is bound in eternity.

That’s the promise of the gospel. It saved me when I believed it, but it continues to save me every day. It gives me hope and reminds me of my worth.

The gospel takes Jesus’ perfection, His righteousness, and covers me with it. While I could never hope to be holy on my own, because of the gospel I am holy and precious in God’s sight.

And that’s a truth I can cling to no matter what life throws my way.

While I could never hope to be holy on my own, because of the gospel I am holy and precious in God’s sight. Click To Tweet

Note: This post was originally published on The Chaotic Life of Lauren in 2017 which has since been taken offline.

8 ways the gospel can impact our everyday life

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21 Comments

  • Reply Andrea August 28, 2017 at 11:47 am

    We should be living out (and working out) our salvation every day, so that other people would see the God in us and be drawn unto Him!

  • Reply Char August 28, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for the practical steps of making the Gospel part of our everyday lives. I love the list and counterarguments for when I have negative thoughts!

  • Reply Susan Evans August 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Nothing can separate us from God’s love. His grace covers it all! Beautiful testimony!
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  • Reply Katie August 28, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    What a beautiful truth! We ought always to live in light of the gospel as it shapes everything we do! There is enough there to meditate on for eternity!

    • Reply Heather Hart September 11, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Absolutely, Katie! We can never get our fill of Jesus.
      Heather Hart recently posted…Lazy Days

  • Reply Alice Mills August 28, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    The word ‘holy’ means set apart. This is quite a challenge for me. How do we remain set apart and yet minister to the people on their lives.

  • Reply Kristina August 29, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Great read! Everyday gospel living is something I’m working on. It’s nice to see other perspectives on it too!

    • Reply Heather Hart September 11, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Thanks, Kristina. It’s been a passion of mine for years now. It’s something I don’t think I’ll ever do perfectly, which makes me even more thankful for it’s message.
      Heather Hart recently posted…Living in Light of the Gospel

  • Reply KRisti August 29, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Jesus is definitely the best life source around. His timing is perfect in even in the mundane things.

  • Reply April October 25, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful truths about the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ! Because He died for me, I can have hope no matter what I’m facing. Whether it be because of my own sin or whether it be a heavy circumstance because through His death it sealed me as His own and in that I am free in so many ways! #graceandtruth

  • Reply Lauren Renee Sparks October 25, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    I love the title of this blog! Found you at the grace and truth link up.

  • Reply Angela Johnson October 27, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    I love this. It was such an encouraging post. “The gospel takes Jesus’ perfection, His righteousness, and covers me with it. ” This is beautiful and such an amazing statement. Thank you so much for sharing. You also mentioned that you suffered from a chronic disease, and I just wanted to let you know that I also suffer from a chronic pain disease and will keep you in my prayers.

    • Reply Heather Hart October 28, 2019 at 7:59 am

      Yes, Angela, I have status migranonsis or chronic migraines. Essentially my head always hurts. I definitely appreciate the prayers. I have good days and bad days, but I am always thankful for Jesus.

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