Thank you to each of you who tried with human words to express who Christ is to you and in you. It seems we have much in common...a common theme is that of Love...He is love...and inspite of all...He Loves...He just does...its Who He is....
He is everywhere and in everything. This is critical in the deep places of my spirit and maybe yours too...He is our breath and for some of us, our song.
Most of us share in the knowing that He is our rock, our shelter and our comfort....I was a little surprised to find so many of us view Him as a comfort...though, of course He is, it was probably the most common theme other than love...it is encouraging to see that so many of us turn to Him for our comfort when there is no other...
One sister said "He is my Way"....He is ours too...perhaps we don't think of Him in that terminology but that is one benefit of sharing with others...you get new perspectives...How do you act?, how do you react?, what do you do in a given situation?...You act Christ, you react Christ, you do Christ...He is the HOW...the Way. He is flowing like water so each "how" is fluid and unique.
I love the thought from one sister...without Him, I am nothing, I am dead. Goodness how much truth is there in those few words! We are indeed dead already and without Him to raise us to new life we remain dead...dead men walking!
My immovables include many of these same thoughts....here are a few other things He has built into me...
The unshakable bedrock knowing that He is totally and completely in control. He is in charge of me, my life, my loved ones lives, His church, the elections, the war, everything. He knows what He is doing and He already knows the outcome. He is working all things for our good and His glory. He has a purpose and a plan and nothing can touch me except it pass through Jesus Christ...and I say that with fear and trembling, believe me...
I know that I am hidden in Him, marked off in Christ before the foundations of the world. He chose me and nothing can seperate me from Him... His grace is totally amazing!!
Another bedrock immovable in my spirit is that this is not about me..it has never been and never will be..I am a small, even microscopic piece of the big picture...this is really all about Him...His needs, His desires, His kingdom....and He went to extreme lengths and still does today to accomplish His purposes...I am so thrilled to be a part.
There was a time when I thought that if I tried harder, prayed more, obeyed better, the outcome would be different but I have learned that I cannot ever measure up, and that only He can live the Christian life through me. I have found that my spirit is alive and free, not fettered to this earth or this time frame but free to roam eternity with my Lord and search out the deep places of God...and He is anxious for me to explore Him.
Thank you, Lord for the building you have done in me and continue to do...never stop working in me and never let me forget from whence I have come. Please never leave me to myself but always draw me to you, for with out you I am dead.
I hope you gained from our little sharing time...I hope you felt your spirit leaping within you as you articulated who He is in you, :).... I hope your spirit resounded at the sharing of the saints together....I know mine was amening like crazy! :)
thanks, I needed that!
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.