Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Glorious Mystery

I was reading my Women devotional Bible this morning, I have a habit of noting what I read and dated it.I love and so encouraged by what Claire Loninger shared! Hope this encourage you too.
GOD WITHIN US.. Jesus desire to be closer to us than a brother or a friend. He is not only the God who above us and the God who has come among us, He is also the God who desres to dwell within us.This is the fact that apostle Paul discribed in (Collosians 1:27)' the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of the glory'.The Wonder he discribes in (Galatians 2:20)Whe He says "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me". This is the Mystery we were made to contain:The very life of Jesus. He means to live out the reality of who he is right here within the reality of who we are. He means to be in our lives- the breath in our lungs,the thoughts in our heads the energy and creativity in our jobs, and the love in our hearts.💕 He means to take on the stress and unravel the inner complications so that we can move through our lives just as He did,in gentleness, simplicity and Harmony. We were never intended to be more than just containers, but Temples to contain His Glory(1Corithians 3:16-17) Branches to contain the sap of His life (John15:1-8) Vessels to contain the new wine of His Spirit (Rom. 9:20-22) We are the glove, He is the Hands,we are the lamp he is the light. This is what we are made for. This is the intended purpose of the human person and personality, not to be gods, but to contain God.This is the kind of unity that was present in the garden but that is sadly missing in this world. It is the sheer simplicity of God's design that shattered by humanity's sin. And it is the reason that Jesus came,cared, was tortured, killed and laid in a tomb and raised to life that he could give us another shot at being what we were intended to be. RESCUED,REDEEMED, FORGIVEN... Collosians 1:24-29 GOSPEL BRINGS HOPE.

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