One Thing 7/3/13

Acts 17:28 for in Him we live and move and have our being….

The phrase “have our being” could simply be translated “are” or “become.” Only In Christ are we fully alive, and become who we were created to be. Colossians says that our Life is hidden with Christ In God. I often hear people, even Christians, say that trying to find themselves. The sad reality is that they will never find themselves by looking at themselves or anywhere else other than Jesus. We were created for Him and only In Him are we complete. The more we abide in Him, constantly practicing His presence, both in the Secret Place and The Market Place, the more we discover our true identity, and destiny, as a branch in union with The Vine. Colossians also says that “when Christ who is our life appears we shall also appear with Him in Glory.” The appearing there is not the second coming, but instead is about when we allow Christ Who is our very life, to live through us (appear) then we will participate in His glory, or beauty. As we abidingly behold His beauty, as the preoccupation of our lives (both looking at Him in prayer, and to Him Who lives in us, in utter dependence throughout the day) His beauty will come forth (appear) and His beauty becomes mine, and thus my beauty comes alive and comes forth. In other words, WE become!!!