Colossians 1:26-27 “This message is the secret truth that was hidden since the beginning of time. It was hidden from everyone for ages, but now it has been made known to God’s holy people. God decided to let his people know just how rich and glorious that truth is. That secret truth, which is for all people, is that Christ lives in you, his people. He is our hope for glory.”
A few days ago, I wrote about Joseph and that his success was due to the fact that God was with him. Here I see it again in verse 27 where it says the secret truth is that Christ lives in you. We simply don’t realize the potential for greatness and success we have living on the inside of us. Jesus succeeded at everything he came to do here on the earth. His very name Emmanuel, means ‘God with us’ and just because he is not physically with us, he gave us his Holy Spirit who is in us to empower us to live victoriously.
So, I asked the Lord why so many people live below his expectations, including me and this is what his answer was; “You can have your house wired for electricity, but if you don’t plug into the power, it will never be useful to you. You can only walk in what I have for you when you plug into me and allow my power to flow through you. People look at the outlet but never use it. There must be connection and that connection is in knowing me and my Word.”
I don’t know about you, but I must plug in today so that the power of God may be useful to those around me. Once they’ve been touched by the power and presence of Christ in me it brings everything they will ever need, you name it, it’s our hope of glory (a state of extreme happiness or prosperity). Do you see that? I must hunger and thirst after his way of being and doing things, not my own. If things are going to change, they must start with the way I see God in me.
Father, I come humbly before your throne of grace that I may obtain favor with you. I boldly confess to the world that you are my power source, that because you are in me, I have great success in everything I do, everything I set my hand to prospers. Each time I come into your presence I am changed forever. I don’t think the same, write the same or talk the same. Your power works in me to do your good pleasure. I will no longer look at situations in my life the same, they are simply stepping stones to greater experiences with you.