Ready? Ok. What if this were true in our lives?
Gal 2: ΓÇ£I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.ΓÇ¥
Rom 8: ΓÇ£ΓÇª the same Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you…ΓÇ¥
Col 1:24-29: ΓÇ£ΓÇªThe word of God in its fullnessΓÇö the mystery that has been kept hidden for generations, ΓÇªwhich is Christ in you, the hope of glory.ΓÇ¥
What if this concept of IΓÇÖm in Jesus and Jesus the Christ is in and through me were actually true?
This is where you say to me, ΓÇ£Of course itΓÇÖs true! ItΓÇÖs scripture.ΓÇ¥ And this is where I reply, ΓÇ£Yes I know we believe it to be true, but so does Satan. The demons actually shutter because they believe so intently that itΓÇÖs true.ΓÇ¥
Do we believe it enough to follow Jesus? IΓÇÖve been asking this question daily as I look at the posture that I live my life.
Do I live with the awareness and authority of Christ in me?
I wrote a song for the church to pray called Christ In Me that basically asks this question, ΓÇ£What if I believed in your power and I really lived it, what if I believe Christ in me?ΓÇ¥
My family and I were dancing in our living room when this song came on. My 5 year old daughter, Malia, began to make up hand motions to the lyrics and sing them at the top of her lungs. At first I thought it was simply cute, but then my smile turned into tears. What if my 5 year old began to grasp that the same spirit that rose Jesus from the grave actually lives in and through her? What if that concept was like breathing to her instead of some religious thing that she should do or be? How would life be if we lived with this reality today?
ΓÇ£What if we believe in Your power and we really lived it, what if we believed Christ in Us!ΓÇ¥