Revolution from within’ produces ‘revolution from without’

Revolution from within’ produces ‘revolution from without’

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16)2 Corithians 4 16

I had the opportunity to do my testimony in an unusually large volume this month. It was great to see God grace in my life, encourage and meet others in their place of their need. He was at work restoring and motivating people to make decisions. Challenging others to aid one another in the struggle, and reminding people of the depravity of sin.

However, God was dealing with me differently. The more I shared my past hurts, pains, and uncomfortable circumstances it invoked uncomfortable emotions within. But as I process through why I felt, what I felt; there was gem that God was showing me. He was exposing me to the process or sanctification of Christ within my life. And where I was in Christ 10 years ago was different than where I was 9 years ago; and so forth.

The inward man, the higher call of God was being renewed within me. The inner life became the control mechanism that directed my lives into Godliness. Renewing my strength. As my body fades, I am being purified, sanctified, and glorified. Trusting this reality sustains when life gets messy, it encourage me/us to live in victory; boldly approaching life on life terms.  And the older I get, my testimony evolves into a new song. My life is not defined by outward appearance, but the inward life unto righteousness.

Call me legalistic, but this God entered into my inner life; it should produce a very different light. How can we claim to have the Holy Spirit invade our inner life and not produce? The reality; change is inevitable. Let’s allow the revolutions within produce a revolution without! Chaplain Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves there full-time. You can email him at jmendez@americaskeswick.org

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 5-7; John 9:24-41

Think About This: The surrender to His supremacy, His glory, His will, His pleasure, ought to be the first and uppermost thought of life. Andrew Murray

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: In the multitude of my anxieties within me,  Your comforts delight my soul. Psalm 94:19

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