Journal Entry ~ 01/24/19
27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. - Colossians 1:27-29
The great mystery revealed to us is that Christ is in us. If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, He lives in you. Think about that for a minute. The same Jesus that healed the sick, cast out demons, walked on water, and rose from the dead lives inside of us. The same Jesus that showed love where it was most difficult, forgave the greatest of offenses, accepted sinners without judgment, and remained humble in the face of mockery and beatings lives inside of you. The same Jesus that stood up against the schemings of the enemy himself lives in you. The Prince of Peace, the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father - they all live inside of you.
This truth can be life changing if you truly accept it to be true. It means you have access to all of Him at any moment you need Him. It means you can find encouragement and strength any time you need it. It means you already have the confidence to do anything He calls you to do inside of you. It can give you the peace and the knowledge that everything is going to be okay. It can bring you joy in the face of trials, and it can give you the wisdom to know how to walk through them. You already have the patience and gentleness, you already have the self control and compassion, you already have the forgiveness and love He calls you to living inside of you.
As Paul says, it’s a mystery. It’s a mystery how the Creator of the entire universe lives inside of us. It’s a mystery that He would want to. But He does. And He promises to be our Helper, to walk through this broken world with us. Dwelling on this truth can bring us closer to appreciating the great riches of the glory of this mystery, that Christ lives in us.
Press on ~ you are loved 💗
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