Recently, more the ever, I have been keenly aware of the fact that I live a life that is lacking any evidence of the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT living in me. I read Galatians 5:20 over and realize that it is no longer me but Christ that lives in me…..through HIS Spirit! That thought has been consuming my days….am I living according to the Holy Spirit ALIVE in me!! The frustrations that I face, the hurt that others around me are facing and the pain of life’s unplanned circumstances is NEVER, EVER a surprise to HIM. I want to rest in that fact. When I have no idea what I am doing, where our time in serving HIM is heading, and even what our tomorrow may look like….instead of being left scared, hopeless and disillusioned, I am empowered, excited and waiting expectantly for HIM to do HIS work….because again today….I die to myself, so it is no longer I but Christ that lives in me!! Daily I say…”crucify that Lord” over and over and over until we are made complete in HIM!
What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we've been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you'll have it all—life healed and whole. 1 Peter 1:5