You are invited to live in Christ. Great, you say. But what does it mean? Simply put, it means you live your life with Jesus, sharing your ups and downs with him. It’s like having your best friend with you, cheering you on, or calming you down whenever needed. Jesus will coach, guide, bless, and warn you as needed. It means heaven in you and with you.
When life gets hectic and troublesome, we often forget: In Christ, we have what Jesus has. He also brings power. Resurrection power. And nothing beats that. In Christ, we can face anything. That’s why I make sure I have surrendered to Jesus before I start anything. I want to live in Christ, nothing else will do. Because I know he can guide me in the best possible way in any situation.
We are writing to the church in Thessalonica, to you who belong to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 1:1, NLT)
All who are in Christ, belong to God. There is no more blessed existence than that. We have enduring hope because of Christ. No matter what is happening in the world, all will end well for those who belong to Jesus. In Christ, we have power and hope. So no need to worry, instead, let’s praise God for all he has done and is doing and will be doing for us.
For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. (1 Thessalonians 1:4-5, NIV)
In Christ we have power
The good news we embrace comes with its inherent power and robust peace. The gospel of Jesus Christ is not just a collection of dogmas, it’s the living word of God that brings hope, peace, and joy. And these are not just words to make you feel good, they’re words that will transform you if you keep on living in Christ.
Often people try to explain to me how Christianity is just a religion but they could not be more wrong. Christianity is an invitation to live in Christ, to experience life with God. It is a relationship full of robust peace, endearing affection, and empowering grace.
The world can talk whatever they want, I belong to Christ and he belongs to me. Not because I’d be special but because Christ is special and endured on the cross to bring victory to me, you, and everyone who believes. And nothing will ever change that. Hallelujah!
Thank you for the gift of the gospel and its inherent power in us and for us.
We surrender to you and rejoice in you.
So we praise you and dance in your grace.
Bless us according to your plan and use us for your glory.
In Jesus’ precious name,
I love how special God’s Word is. And how we can feel it’s written just for each of us. And it is. We can embrace all the promises in it as our own. In Christ, we have power and enduring hope. So let’s keep on hoping and basking in God’s love and grace. Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim! Jesus is with us every day of our lives.