Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Living and active

“Jesus living in the believer, then, does not obliterate the believer. He does not make us inactive or reduce us to nothing. Rather, He engages us. He lives in and through all we are and do. He does not replace who we are, but by Him in us, we become who we were intended to be. He enters into our speech, our actions, our thoughts, our attitudes, our plans, our friendships, and our habits. His living presence in us deepens our thoughts, sweetens our words, guides our actions, and enriches our interactions with other people.”—John Coblentz in The Victorious Life, page 50

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Excellent summary of what "Christ in you, the hope of glory" is all about!
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1 comment:

That's my 2 cents! said...

This is how I understand it. God created everything through Jesus. In Jesus is the blueprint for the perfect version of you and me. When the Spirit gives us new birth; making us kind after Jesus' kind, God begins conforming us to that perfect blueprint in Jesus. It is only in Jesus that we can fully be what God fully intended. Only with Jesus can the perfect come. Christ in me, and me in Christ.

Clear as mud, right?