Jesus gave us the ultimate example of surrender when He submitted to the suffering of Calvary in order to provide us with salvation. God gives us a free will, which allows us to choose or to reject His salvation.
He works His “ministry of reconciliation” in us and through us to the world around us (2 Corinthians 5:18). We are in Christ, but Christ is also in us (Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1 27; Romans 8:10; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Ephesians 3:16-17).
Jesus was always with God (Matthew 1:23; John 17:21); Jesus came from God (John 1:14; Philippians 2:7-11); and Jesus is fully God. God performed His will on the earth by abiding in the human body of Jesus, His begotten Son (John 14:10; Acts 2:22).
Jesus abides within us and wants to work through each of us. We are the visible presence of Christ in our world (1 John 4:17). We are born of the Spirit into an eternal, spiritual union with Jesus (Romans 8:9,16).
Now, He works in and through all Born Again Believers by His Spirit (Luke 4:14-15). Every Saint of God is intimately united with our triune God (John 17:21). The Trinity takes up residence within us (John 14:23; 1 John 4:15-16).
Our divine union is as intimate as the union between a husband and wife (Ephesians 5:28-30). We are buried with Christ in baptism and raised to walk in His new life. Our old carnal self is crucified with Him, and our body is no longer ruled by sin (Romans 2:20, 6:12).
Father God, as our triune God, You come to make Your home in everyone who believes in Jesus. You call us to obey the teachings of Christ, and all of Your inspired Word (John 14:23). Jesus sent the Spirit of truth to come and guide us into all truth. The Spirit speaks Your words to us and reveals to us what is yet to come (John 16:13). We trust you now and always to bring Your will to pass in and through our life.
You are waiting for us in Heaven (Matthew 6:9), but You are always with us through Christ and Your Spirit. Jesus promised to always be with us, even to the end of the age of grace (Matthew 28:20). You will never ever leave or forsake us; and for this fact, we are eternally grateful to You (Hebrews 13:5).
Thought for the Day:
God always sends a warning before He sends judgment; then, we can either accept His freedom from eternal destruction, or reap the penalty of our choices; every sin we commit stems from the root of unbelief, and it is our own unbelief which actually condemns us. – John 3:18