Knowing that Christ really lives in you can change your life forever
I wrote briefly about this as one biblical value to teach your children earlier.
It’s a HUGE and strange idea for “modern” people to hear. In a nutshell it’s this…
Jesus Christ literally LIVES WITHIN YOU (if you’ve trusted Him as Savior and LORD).
Not in a symbolic way…
Not in a “touchy-feely” sort of way…
But in a REAL way. Literally.
And what it PRACTICALLY MEANS for you and your children is enormous!
It will impact:
- HOW you live life,
- WHY you walk in obedience to God,
- WHAT the scriptures mean to you,
- and WHAT your life is intended to be.
Those are vital, life-altering questions that you and your children need to be able to answer with confidence and conviction, because they will change your life radically if you can answer them truthfully, according to God’s word.
What does it mean, “Christ in you?”
The New Testament refers to Christ being in us and us being in Him so many times I’m not sure we can actually count them. It’s woven intricately into almost every doctrinal passage.
It’s fundamental to what it means to be a Christian, in the deepest, truest sense of the word.
One of the most clear and oft-quoted passages on the subject is Galatians chapter 2, verse 20…
In the next post, I’m going to unpack this verse a bit and help you walk through what it looks like in a practical, day to day situation.
Take some time between now and then to think about the verse. Ponder it. Meditate on it. Let it sink deeply into your heart and mind. Consider how it might change your life if the things it is teaching really are true.