Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Day 5-Christ In You

For  today 's  post  I  want  to  share  with  you  the  following  excerpt  from    Max  Lucado 's  book  Grace .Such  an  awesome  thought  to  dwell  upon. Christ  dwells  inside  me . Enough  to  make   me  tremble. He  chose me  for  this,  otherwise  it  could   have  never  happened.

Christ In You

When grace happens, Christ enters. Christ in you, the hope of glory!

For many years, I missed this truth. I believed all the other prepositions:

Christ for me, with me, ahead of me. But I never imagined that Christ was in me.

I can’t blame my deficiency on Scripture. Paul refers to it 216 times. John mentions it 26. No other religion or philosophy makes such a claim. No other movement implies the living presence of its founder in his followers.

Muhammad does not indwell Muslims. Buddha does not inhabit Buddhists.

Influence? Instruct? Yes. But occupy? No.

The mystery in a nutshell is Colossians 1:27: “Christ is in you!”

The Christian is a person in whom Christ is happening! We sense his re-arranging. He’s turning debris into the divine, a pig’s ear into silk purse. Little by little a new image emerges!

God’s Grace!


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Carol-Ann Allen said...

Christianity makes a powerful claim! It rally is a lot more than just the promise of heaven ahead! It the "never alone" aspect of the daily walk NOW that is so amazing! Great quote, Amrita!

Jada's Gigi said...

I love that line..."a Christian is a person in whom Christ is happening" Wow! yes and amen! Christ IN you the hope of glory!

John M Cowart said...

Wonderful post Amrita. I'm not sure where it is in the Bible. But it's also stated the "we live and move and have our being in him." So..it sort of goes both ways.

Which is quite amazing when you think on it a bit. We are a part of God, God is a part of us.

Makes me feel huge and powerful and at the same time small and insignificant. God is on all sides of us. Even the inside of us.

At times we feel humble, which is proper. At other times we feel in control, which is also proper at the time.

Wondrous and amazing is our relationship with the Lord God Almighty.


Nadwrażliwiec said...

Great post dear Amrita. Last time I read about school, where children were learning about world's religions: Islam, Hinduism and Christianity. On the end of the lesson one boy asked, how we can know, which religion is true. Then one child answered: "Christians have God - Saviour". In world's religions people must make something to be with their gods, but in Christianity God is the friend of man.

Amrita said...

I really appreciate your insightful comments dear friends

DeanO said...

Great post - I enjoyed reading this and being reminded of God's amazing grace.

Just Be Real said...

Amrita, wonderful post. God has extended so much Grace to us all. Blessings.

David C Brown said...

Does the fact that we are "in Christ" help us to know "Christ in you"? "Christ in you" should be seen in our daily life as we realise that we are "in Christ" in the presence of God.