"When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory." (Colossians 3: 4)
One preacher told me "Give your life to Christ."
However, the Bible teaches us that man is dead in his trespasses to begin with:
"And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;" (Ephesians 2: 1)
"And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;" (Colossians 2: 13)
Jesus did not die on the Cross to make bad men good.
He came to make dead men live!
We see this promise, this type in the Parable of the Loving Father (traditionally referred to as the Parable of the Prodigal Son):
"For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry." (Luke 15: 24)
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10: 10)
Jesus chastised the Jews during His earthly ministry:
"And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life." (John 5: 40)
Today, let us recognize that we are not giving our lives to Christ.
We have nothing to give, for we need life.
Instead, let us believe and receive His life, and therefore trust Him with our days.
For it's His life in us, anyway!