Christ in You – You in Christ
God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made Christ to be wisdom itself. He is the one who made us acceptable to God. He made us pure and holy, and He gave Himself to purchase our freedom. 1 Corinthians 1:30 NLT
Welcome to a new week of Freedom Fighter blogs. I know that there are many blogs that vie for your attention, so I am very grateful for every time you click on ours and read it. We pray that these daily reminders will encourage your hearts.
Christ in You! You in Christ. We need to remind ourselves often of this great truth:
For it pleased God to tell His people that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. For this is the secret: Christ lives in you, and this is your assurance that you will share in His glory. Colossians 1:27 NLT
Devotional author, Roy Lessin in his book, Meet Me in the Meadow reminds us:
Being IN CHRIST means that we receive the benefits of all that He has done for us through His death, burial, resurrection and ascension.
Christ being in you means that you receive the benefits of His presence, character and nature within you.
Being IN CHRIST changes your position before God.
Christ being in you changes the inward condition of your heart.
Being IN CHRIST opens your eyes to the beauty of God’s love;
Christ being in you floods your heart with that same love.
Being IN CHRIST allows you to see what God wants you to become;
Christ being in you means that you can become what God wants you to be.
Being IN CHRIST means that He is the atmosphere in which you live your day;
Christ being in you means that each day His strength is your strength, His peace is your peace, His power is your power, His victory is your victory, His life is your life.
Being IN CHRIST brings you into heavenly realities;
Christ being in you brings heavenly realities into your earthly walk.
The hymn writer painted this picture:
Loved with everlasting love,
Led by grace that love to know;
Spirit breathing from above,
Thou hast taught me it is so
Oh, this full and perfect peace!
Oh, this transport all divine!
In a love which cannot cease,
I am His, and He is mine!
I trust that this truth this morning will encourage your heart as you begin this new week. Live courageously! – Bill Welte is President/CEO of America’s Keswick
Daily Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 3-5; 1 Timothy 4
Think About This: The whole point of being “crucified with Christ” is that we are liberated from self-rule, self-preservation, and self-promotion (Gal. 2:20; 6:17). Floyd McClung
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: For the mountains may depart and the hills disappear, but my kindness shall not leave you. My promise of peace for you will never be broken, says the Lord who has mercy upon you. Isaiah 54:10