As Authentic Born Again Christians, we are individual members of Christ’s Body, and Jesus is our head (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:15). God fashions us as new creatures in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:23-24).
We are the offspring of God and His divine nature infuses every part of our body, soul and spirit (Acts 17:28-19). As our focus on our self decreases, Christ increases within us (John 3:30).
We are crucified with Christ; and therefore, we live in this world for the glory of Christ (Philippians 1:21). Yet, it is not we who live, but Christ who lives in us and through us (Galatians 2:20).
We no longer strive in this world to provide for the needs of our body and soul. We focus on our maturing spirit and God's will for our life in order to accomplish the works which He preordained for us to do (Matthew 6:33; Ephesians 2:10).
God completely sanctifies us by His Spirit, conforming us to the image and likeness of Christ, His Son (1 Thessalonians 5:23); and we live as the temple of the Holy Spirit - unified with the Spirit of the Lord (1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:17).
Jesus gives us the glory, which the Father gave to Him, so that we can be one with Him and with one another (John 17:22). We slowly mature until we completely share in the divine nature of Christ within us (Ephesians 4:13).
In eternity, Christ will even transform our body to mirror His glorious, immortal one (Philippians 3:21). We will live and reign with Him in the new heaven and earth, and serve Him with everlasting joy in our hearts.
Father God, You want us to quit struggling, stressing and striving to be more spiritual (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). You want us to cease from our efforts, so we will enter into Your rest (Hebrews 4:10). You have our life and character in Your hands to mold us into the image of Christ (Philippians 2:13).
We are no longer a separate entity from Jesus. We are one with You by faith in Your Son (John 17:21-23). Thank you that Your Spirit transforms our nature through sanctification until we share in Your divine nature (2 Peter 1:4; 1 Corinthians 6:17).
Thought for the Day:
Christ became one of us, so that we could become one with Him.