The Bible tells us that Christ, the light and hope of the world, lives within us. But do we truly believe that God lives within us? And if so, can He really work through us?
All one needs to do is consult Scripture to know there’s no doubt that God lives within us if we abide by His teachings. As Jesus explained in John 14:23, “‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.’”
We are so broken and flawed, however, that it can be difficult to believe that God, who exemplifies perfect love, faith and grace, would ever want to live within us. But it’s true; Christ died and conquered the grave so that we could be one with Him and be set free by His truth. He desires nothing more than for us to set out into the world with hearts ablaze to carry on His message.
Therefore, in believing God is one with us we believe that His power can work through us. We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13). We can make miracles happen, we can overcome impossible feats, and we can bring others closer to Christ in the hopes that they, too, will find life everlasting through believing in God.
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God’s power working through us doesn’t have to be a grand public gesture. It can be as simple as a whisper to someone in their time of need, quiet patience or being quick to listen and slow to speak. In the end, our goal is to overwhelm others with the kind of love that God Himself overwhelms us with on a daily basis. God’s love is life changing, powerful and can lead to incredible works through us. This is very pleasing to God, as well. As we are told in 1 John 4:12: “If we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”
If you want to read up more on this topic, check out the following related Bible verses:
- Ephesians 3:7
- Ephesians 2:10
- Ephesians 3:21
- Ephesians 4:1
- 2 Timothy 1:9
Remember: We are called. God’s power works through us, and it enables us to fulfill our purpose in bringing Him glory.