CHrist IN ME – Part 1

Read with me,  To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.  Colossians 1:2

What does Colossians 1:27 mean for us, today. Simply stated, it means we have hope, and that hope is inside of us, that hope is Christ. He has been revealed. The greatness has been made known to be inside of us, His children.  The very person of Christ, the essence of His being, affords us supernatural indwelling of hope, ability, and capability. When we find ourselves in situations which cause us to doubt our capacity to keep on living, it is the indwelling hope of Christ which comes and whispers to our hearts, “Arise. Be filled with hope once again. Live. Be.”  He is, in essence, our answer. He is, in actuality, our Salvation in any death ridden scenario. Often times, life will throw hopelessness at you. Many times we are faced with the despair that comes with situations out of our control. We have the amazing opportunity to see the redeeming hope our Saviour vested in us come to fruition by leaning into who He is for us. He is hope. He is strength. He is courage. He is redemption. He is grace. He is strong. He is willing. He is able. He is enough. That makes you able, capable, strong, and gives you the absolute advantage in all situations. Believe in Him today. Believe in Him and who that makes you.

We have a treasure in Christ that is rich in hope. Romans 15:13  –  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

When we feel despondent we are to remind ourselves that He is indeed the God of hope. He fills us with Himself, thereby imbuing us with hope and joy; qualities which makes hope abound in our hearts. HE, living in us, is the answer to our hopelessness. The God of eternal hope sent His son to die for us, affording us the ability to become one with Him, and left us the Holy Spirit who now resides inside us.  There is a state of trusting in Him where we become emboldened with joy and overflowing with hope. Wow! Imagine living a life overflowing with hope. Imagine with me the type of God that freely gives us of Himself, takes residence inside of us so that we do not ever need to be hopeless and despondent in the face of circumstances. When we realize He is hope and He is inside of us, we can take courage in the fact that we already possess everything we need to overcome depression. Take this truth as your own today.  Because He lives you can face tomorrow, indeed. As you trust Him, the Spirit strengthens you on the inside. As you choose to believe that He is good and His intentions towards you are lovely, your hope rises by the strength of the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.  Hope results in boldness. Have you ever wondered why you find it hard to pray, minister, or spend time in worship? Often times it is simply because we do not have any hope that God will come through for us, we might have lost hope in the validity of our salvation as a result of wrong-doing, we tend to think God has changed His mind about us, we have no boldness to come to Him to ask for anything. Rest assured today, that you can come boldly to Him, the indwelling of His Son has made you clean. You are welcomed by Him with open arms. Be bold. Live like you are loved. He sent His Son to die for you, who then chose to make His home inside your heart. And that gives you value and unrestricted access to the Father’s heart.