Christians desire to surrender their lives to God, so they bow to the cross as a symbol of ultimate surrender. For many of us, though, the emphasis on the death of our Lord has become a fixation and even an alternate identity. In our sincere attempts to please God and rid ourselves of sin, we continually focus on the single event which traditional theology tells us paid for our sins. Yet we rarely experience the fullness of God's promises. If God raised Jesus from the tomb in power and glory, why aren't we living in that resurrection? If God raised Jesus into heaven, and us with Him, why aren't we experiencing His victory?