THE INDWELLING CHRIST

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21

“So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” (Ephesians 3:17a)

I often forget that Christ is dwelling in my heart. It is amazing to think that Jesus actually lives in us. A verse that is very dear to me is Galatians 2:20 — “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.”

Reflect upon this verse. Take it to heart. Christ lives in me. He not only dwells in me, He lives in me. This means that I can live my life by His life. I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me. I can love others with His love. I can face the most troubling times by His strength. I am never alone. He is always there, for He dwells in my heart through faith.

When we believe that Christ dwells in our hearts, we can have peace and joy, because He is the source of these things. He alone can bring true peace and joy to us. And Christ in me is my hope of glory — “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). When we realize that Christ dwells in us, we can be certain that we are destined for glory. We will be glorified with Him one day.

The key to having a peaceful and joyful life is to learn how to practice Christ’s presence in our hearts. We have to acknowledge it when we first wake up. We must stop and remember that He is dwelling within us throughout the day. When we go to bed at night, we must rest in the fact that Jesus Christ dwells in our hearts through faith.

We have nothing to fear. Christ is with us, dwelling in our hearts through faith. He will never leave nor forsake us. We are never alone. Jesus Christ is living in us.

Lord Jesus, as I begin the day, I acknowledge that You are living in me. You are dwelling in my heart through faith. Throughout the day, enable me to practice Your presence in my life. I know that I am never alone. I have nothing to fear. You will strengthen me to face whatever comes my way this day.

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