Friday, June 14, 2013

Do people see Jesus in you?

My Utmost For His Highest
‘Abide in Me . . . —John 15:4
[…] The Spirit of Jesus is put into me by way of the atonement by the Cross of Christ. I then have to build my thinking patiently to bring it into perfect harmony with my Lord. God will not make me think like Jesus— I have to do it myself. I have to bring “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). “Abide in Me”— in intellectual matters, in money matters, in every one of the matters that make human life what it is. […] It does not matter what my circumstances are. I can be as much assured of abiding in Jesus in any one of them as I am in any prayer meeting. Think of the things that take you out of the position of abiding in Christ. You say, “Yes, Lord, just a minute— I still have this to do. Yes, I will abide as soon as this is finished, or as soon as this week is over. It will be all right, Lord. I will abide then.” Get moving— begin to abide now. In the initial stages it will be a continual effort to abide, but as you continue, it will become so much a part of your life that you will abide in Him without any conscious effort. Make the determination to abide in Jesus wherever you are now or wherever you may be placed in the future.’ CHAMBERS
When Jesus walked this earth … He gave us an example of what kind of relationship God wants with us.  Seeking the Father … submitting to His will “Not My will but Your will be done..” (Luke 22:42) Abiding in Christ is to walk with Him, obey Him, to be like Him … “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father” (John 14:9)  People should say that about us … “We see Jesus in you”.  In every circumstance in our lives, the nature of Jesus .. His character, His love … should be reflected … Galatians 2:20  “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
No matter where you are or what you are doing ... let Jesus shine in you and through you ...
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

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