I read this a few days ago and thought I had to share it. It’s easy, after all, to forget precise Who we’ve set about to love and abide with. It’s easy to forget precisely Who abides with us.
One day it seemed as though He were questioning me. He said, “Have I been so diminished, have I become so small and so weak and ineffectual that you can ignore Me?
He said, “The God who raised Jesus from the dead is dwelling in you and He has lost none of His ability or power.”
When He enters your life to dwell there, He doesn’t lay aside His glory and Majesty and might.
When God’s Son took upon Him the garment of flesh, He laid aside some of His glory.
But when the Holy Spirit comes into you, He comes full-fledged. He is the same mighty Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead.
Rom 8:11: “And if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwelleth in you, He that raised up Christ Jesus from the dead shall give life to your death-doomed bodies.”
I like that translation. It is vivid. It is true.
Then I want you to begin to reckon on Him. I want you to say in the morning, “That mighty One is in me. He can put me over today. I can face any emergency. I can do all things in Him because He is my strength.”
I can hear Him whisper, Isaiah 41:10: “Fear thou not for I am with thee. (“I am in thee.”) Be not dismayed for I am thy (Father) God. I will strengthen thee; yea, I will uphold thee; yea, I am today all that you need: your helper, your wisdom, your strength, your ability.”
You see, it is not what I should be. It is not what I can be.
It is what I am in Christ.
We are not trying to be righteous; we are.
We are not trying to be strong, for God is the strength of our life.
We are not trying to be wise, for God is the strength of our life.
We are not trying to be wise, because Jesus has been made wisdom unto us.
We are what He says we are, so we can do what He says we can do.
–Kenyon, In His Presence.