Tuesday, December 31, 2013

day no. 12,853: commonplace Christianity is not without the Christ‏

Early morning,dead guys and old words = good times.
The things that Jesus did were of the most menial and commonplace order, and this is an indication thatit takes all God’s power in me to do the most commonplace things in His way. Can I use a towel as He did? Towels and dishes and sandals, all the ordinary sordid things of our lives, reveal more quickly than anything what we are made of.It takes God Almighty Incarnate in us to do the meanest duty as it ought to be done.
The Christian life cannot be lived outside of Christ living in you.

Galatians 2:20

…I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
To live a life worthy of the Gospel (Eph 4:1, Php 1:27) requires Christ.
Do not become so focused upon the Christian that you forget the Christ in the process. Yes, there is a right response to what God has revealed. Receiving what He has done will involve reorienting your life for sure. But it is not done on your own or without the One for whom you determined to change in the first place. It is not, “all of this we will do (Ex 24:3),” it’s “all of this You have done. Lead me and change me and be with me as I live out of that reality.”

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