To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Imagine living life where God was visibly and actively present in your world?
Wherever you went and whatever you chose to do, you acted and behaved knowing God was walking right next to you. How would that change your decision-making and choices?
How would you act towards all the people you meet? How much confidence and sureness would you speak with others knowing HE stood next to you?
Yes, HE is nearer to us than we most often realize. Yet, because HE is invisible and unnoticed, we naturally move about our day ignoring HIS presence.
But what if we could live-out each minute under the umbrella of absolutely acknowledging HIS presence every single minute of our lives? What difference would that make in your life?
The mystery of the Christian faith as the apostle Paul writes, is “Christ in YOU.”
I recall reading a book written by a missionary in the early twentieth century (sorry I don’t recall the name), who tried living every minute with the mental awareness God was with him every minute. He stated that he could do it for a short time and then his mind would waiver. When I tried one day to live out the day with a mental focus of God’s presence, I likewise could only do it minutes at a time. The daily routine and events kept diverting my attention away. However, the result did make me more aware of God’s grace and assured of HIS immediate availability when needed.
Maybe you would be different and able to capture HIS presence for longer periods of time. Either way, the important matter is being aware that HE lives in us, is doing a work in us, and through us. The more we lean on HIM and become aware of HIS presence in our world, the greater the joy we experience acknowledging HIS love for us and knowing HE holds us in HIS grip.
So why don’t you give it a try this week and see what impact it makes with you in your walk with our Incarnate Triune God. You may do better than I did, and whatever the outcome, I assure you will come to realize how much more you become of HIS awareness in your life by the practice.
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