Life gets out of control when we lose our identity in Christ.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 ESV
"It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."
What a simple concept. Right?
Until we come to comprehend this truth, we continue to find ourselves trapped in the rip current of our fallen nature where every bit of progress ends in being tossed right back into the raging sea.
Once we truly understand that Christ has become our life, we rely on Him for absolutely everything. We understand that Christ doesn't have some control of our life, He has total control. The control that we think we have is equivalent to someone with a bucket trying to save the Titanic from sinking.
Finding your identity in Christ is not something you can learn; it is something that must be imparted by God. It is something that must be diligently and whole heartily sought after.
It is the job of the elect to seek the face of God.
So many Christians believe that since they are saved there is nothing left to seek.
God put on flesh and died that we may know Him.
I challenge you to make the following prayer your own and never give up on His answer to your desire to be filled with the fullness of God.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV
God bless you, church.
Vero Bible Fellowship Elder Team