Christ In Me
4 weeks ago Evangelical Ministry 0
“And now I am happy about my sufferings for you, for by means of my physical sufferings I am helping to complete what still remains of Christ’s sufferings on behalf of his body, the church.
And I have been made a servant of the church by God, who gave me this task to perform for your good.
It is the task of fully proclaiming his message, which is the secret he hid through all past ages from all the human race but has now revealed to his people.
God’s plan is to make known his secret to his people, this rich and glorious secret which he has for all peoples.
And the secret is that Christ is in you, which means that you will share in the glory of God.
So we preach Christ to everyone. With all possible wisdom we warn and teach them in order to bring each one into God’s presence as a mature individual in union with Christ.
To get this done I toil and struggle, using the mighty strength which Christ supplies and which is at work in me” (GNB).
Alleluia! There is an Igbo adage that says, “Awo adighi agba oso ehihie na nkiti” (meaning the toad does not run in vain in afternoon).
Saint Paul and other apostles laboured immensely admits great oppositions to bring the goodnews of Jesus Christ to us, to show us what new things God is doing!
They were persecutes, beaten, stripped, flogged, mocked, stoned and endured all manner of insults in the hands of the kings and highly placed people including recalcitrant Jews.
Yet they did not think about given up! It didn’t cross their minds! Why? You may asked.
Its because they carry the message of life, the new message of reconciliation, the news that “Christ wants to live in us!” Christ wants dwell in the lives of those who believed in Him. Alleluia!
This is the glory of God! This is the secret! This is the joy of Christians! That no matter what: Christ lives in me!
Thank you Jesus.
+ My Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for taking abode in me through thy Holy Spirit.
+ O Lord, teach me your way and guide me in the path of life.
+ My Saviour Jesus, never allow me to sin again but may I serve God in righteousness all the times. Amen.