“This message is the secret that was hidden from everyone since the beginning of time but now is made known to God’s holy people. God decided to let his people know this rich and glorious secret which he has for all people. The secret is Christ himself, who is in you.” Colossians 1:26- 27
There are times in my life where I have felt distant from God. More often than I would like to admit our channel has been a little fuzzy. I finally notice the disconnect when my life begins to fall apart. All of my old character flaws creep back in to my heart. My temper, jealousy, and self centeredness that I have been working so hard to rid myself of flare up and Satan has a foothold once more.
I know in my heart that all it takes to get back on track is to drop everything and reconnect with God. But when I have neglected him yet again, in my head all I feel is separation. I am embarrassed. I failed again. How many second chances is He willing to give?
When we feel that we don’t deserve God’s presence, that’s when God desires us the most. We come with nothing to offer but a broken heart, and yet there is nothing we have that God wants except those broken pieces. He wants us. He wants our full attention.
That undivided attention turns to trust, trust turns to faith, faith turns to love and soon God is letting us in on the greatest secret mankind has ever known- Jesus.
Each time I fail, slide back, slip away it is only further proof that what is good in me does not come from me, but from He who is in me- Jesus.
Love is the glue that binds us together. The strongest force on Earth. It lives in our hearts and has another name- Jesus.
I strive to love and worship and most of all fully know my only hope in this desolate world- Jesus.
To know Jesus fully is our purpose in life. Period. That’s it. Nothing else matters. When it comes to living simply IN Christ we must forsake any other agenda, goal, relationship, purpose lest it bring us closer to Him. Each day through each struggle I face, God is slowly chipping away the negative aspects of my character to reveal the secret that lies deep inside- Jesus.