Christ in Us

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To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory

Colossians 1:27

You and I have been set apart. We have been selected by God to do a work for God. We are His representatives. We can represent God at a major corporation. We can represent God at Starbucks. We can represent God in bookstores, hair salons and at supermarkets. We can represent God anywhere and in everything that we do, even when we are teaching children or when we are just washing our car. We are God’s example to this world. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:16. So what do people see when they look at our lives? They are to see a direct connection between us and God. They should see the fullness of God filling our hearts, and Christ in us, which is the hope of glory. Now, we should ask ourselves these questions, “What do our kids see? Do they see us complaining or murmuring? What do our employers or employees see? Do they hear us nagging, griping, shirking responsibility, and always blaming everybody else? What do our friends see? Do they see us lying or gossiping?” Better yet, we should be asking, “What do others need to see?” They need to see Christ. “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma” Ephesians 5:1-2. God, empty me of myself, and fill me with the fullness of You, and let me shine for the glory of God.