Run to win July ’20

Run to win July ’20

Your Heart, Christ’s Home

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you being rooted and grounded in love. Ephesians 3:17

From time to time, many of us get caught up in the challenges of life and sometimes fail to notice all that God is accomplishing in our midst. As we go through each day, we can become so fixated on our daily challenges and trials that we lose sight not only of what God has done, but also of what He is doing on our behalf.

Truly life can be overwhelming at times. But we need to remember that although we may experience momentary affections, our overwhelming victory in Christ is permanent and eternal.

It’s during those times when the shifting tides of life threaten to unnerve us or to displace our footing that we need to recognize the permanent stability of our true foundation, Jesus Christ. He is our Strong Tower, our Shelter, and our Dwelling Place. We can count on that, but even most important is the fact that he has chosen to make our hearts HIS permanent dwelling place.  

The apostle Paul declares this truth in Ephesians 3:17 saying, that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith that you being rooted and grounded in love. Isn’t that good to know? Christ dwelling is permanently fixed with in our hearts, and He has no intention of ever leaving us or abandoning us for another place of residence. That means He knows what we face each day, and He faces it with us. It is impossible for us to live without Jesus attention to every detail in our lives, because He perpetually dwells inside us in the Person of the Holy Spirit. This also means there is no place to run or hide from Christ, because he literally goes where we go and is always present where ever we are.

We are His permanent earthly residence not merely a stop on His way to somewhere else.

Christ Himself is in every challenge we face, so we can rest assured that God is always with and in us. He is always present to sustain us, strengthen us, and guide us through this life. He never leaves or forsakes us. We are His permanent dwelling place.

It’s no wonder that 1 John 4:4 declares, Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Jesus Christ lives inside you. Think of that as you get started today.

MY PRAYER FOR TODAY.

Father, I am so grateful that by your great love and kindness, in Christ I am your temple, Your sanctuary. Your Spirit has His permanent dwelling in me individually and in Your church collectively

From this day forward, I will make it a practice to remind myself that Christ in me is my Hope of Glory. I am learning to carry you into every situation I face, so I thank you that You empower me to walk honorably in all I do to the glory of Jesus Christ. Amen

Love,
Pastor Cindy. 

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