(Was part of the Monday Mood Food series)
God’s plan is to make known His secret to His people, this rich and glorious secret which He has for all peoples. And the secret is that Christ is in you, which means that you will share in the glory of God. Col 1:27 (GNB)
Last week we meditated on the words in Him and what we have in Him. This week it comes closer to home as we meditate on what dwells in us, and more specifically in you.
Do you know and believe with your whole heart that Christ, (in all His splendour, power and might), the Hope of glory dwells in you? (Col 1:27) Sometimes it is amazing and mind-boggling to think that the great Creator of heaven and earth dwells in you and me! If we are honest we have to acknowledge the fact that sometimes when we look at ourselves and our struggles in a human way, it nearly feels and seems impossible and untrue.
That is because we start to focus on ourselves and our difficulties instead of focusing on the One who dwells in us, who is Jesus, the Word… In times like that we have to lift our vision higher and heed the invitation in Revelation 4:1 to come up higher and to think, seek and set our affection on the things above (Col 3:1-3), because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
But there is infinitely more! Not only does Christ dwells in you, but the Holy Spirit also dwells in us, in you and me!(Romans 8:9,11) Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you (1 Cor 6:19). The Kingdom of God is in you (Luke 17:21). The anointing which you received from Him, and who teaches you, abides in you (1 Jn 2:27). The Word of God, which is Jesus Christ, abides in you (1 John 2:14). Everlasting life abides in you (2 Cor 4:12). God’s mercy dwells in you, in your heart which has become the mercy seat of God as He does not dwell in temples made with hands, but in you and me (Acts 7:48).
What does other people see in you? Can they see the fullness of Christ, the Hope of Glory, life, fruit, the Word of God, the anointing, the Kingdom of God, the power and mercy of God flowing from within you?
Remind yourself and proclaim every morning as you wake up this week, that Christ, the Hope of Glory, dwells in you. Also share it with other fellow believers, either personally or by forwarding this message.