As Christians, we’ve been called to willingly lay down our lives for Christ. This means we are willing to die rather than renounce our faith. It means we will surrender our life before we surrender our allegiance to Christ. However, it’s too easy to put this off as some future possibility, with little meaning for today. We forget that the call to die for Christ actually defines how we live today. In Galatians Two: Twenty, Paul says, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live, I live by faith in the Son of God.” The call to die for Christ is not restricted to some future persecution. The call to die for Christ is to be lived out in the here and now. If you have been saved by Christ, you died. Each and every day you should remind yourself that you are dead—no longer alive. You now live as Christ. When you act, Christ is acting. When you speak, Christ is speaking. When you love, Christ is loving.