As we continue in our series on our identity in Christ, let’s sum up who are we in Christ.
We are connected to Him, remain in Him, serve Him or we are NOTHING.
We have the mind of Christ, opened to us by the Holy Spirit and shared with us in God’s Word. Joyce Meyer states that wherever your mind is, that is WHO you are. With the mind of Christ in us, we can be the beautiful people our God made us to be.
So, being one in Him, we are complete in Christ Jesus. We can BE Christ in this hurting world. We can let the light of Jesus shine so brightly, our bodies lit up so fully, that all will be blessed by our completeness.
We’ll close this series on our identity in Christ with a story told by Kenneth Chapin. He writes that the real proof of the power of the gospel (of Jesus Christ) is in CHANGED LIVES, that the gospel’s most powerful argument is not in great sermons preached but in the changes it causes in life. AMEN.
Chapin says that after taking several classes in Seminary, when he became a pastor he thought that all that knowledge would help him deal with those who were facing death. Then – in his first experience in a hospital room with a dying woman, he realized how useless all of man’s theories about death and dying are. You know why? He says,
“When I watched this beautiful Christian woman draw upon the resources of the Risen Lord to face death without fear, I realized that the greatest argument for immortality in this world is one Christian who has found meaning in life and hope in death by the power of the gospel.”
Our dear sister in Jesus showed this pastor and all of us, the glorious earthly finish of a Christian complete in Christ. I have been at a Christian’s bedside to see the peace passing over a devoted face, filling the room with the glow and love of the Holy Spirit and so have you.
You are complete in Christ, my friends, complete through eternity! The best is yet to come!
May everyone we know see the love of Jesus in us!