God wants your all. Surrender your all to be filled with His all. He gave you His Spirit but you restrain it with your selfish ways. He can’t live through you when you refuse to give up your life.
life in Christ
Ambassador for Christ
When you proclaim that Christ is in you, then you are an ambassador for Christ. What they know of Him is what they see in you. Do they see mercy, love, forgiveness, grace, truth, compassion, patience, kindness, …? If you are God’s light and love for all to see, what did you show them today?
What You Are
If you are in Christ, you are His ambassador, His representative. You are to be His light and love for all to see. In Christ you are God’s light and love in the world.
The Power of the Word
The Word in you is the power of the gospel. How does the power of the Word come to live out the power of the gospel? The Word in the flesh, in you, by the blood and the water and the Spirit.
We can all be a part of the ministry of the Word by letting the Word live in us. Everyone can be as Mary and yield themselves to the Spirit’s life in them.
Christ in you is the Word in you. What does the Word look like? It cuts. It heals. It divides. It unites. With the life of Christ, the Word in the flesh, you will be a peacemaker, a joy giver, a beacon and barrister of truth.
Christ’s life is placed in your hands. You can hide it or destroy it, though it would live on elsewhere. You can nourish it, flourish with it. It won’t possess you. You have the control. You must reach out and take hold of this offering, this gift you’ve already received. Don’t let this gift of life slip through your fingers. Take hold.