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Infused with Power

The Watered Soul: Infused with Power

Aug 2, 2010

Infused with Power

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Wow…isn’t that really awesome when you ponder on it!

9-11But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than of him. Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed this invisible but clearly present God, the Spirit of Christ, won't know what we're talking about. But for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells—even though you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life on God's terms. It stands to reason, doesn't it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he'll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ's!

12-14So don't you see that we don't owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There's nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life. God's Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go!

15-17This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike "What's next, Papa?" God's Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what's coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we're certainly going to go through the good times with him! (Message)

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7 Comments:

At August 2, 2010 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

WOW is right. Such an amazing thought. Thank you for this.

 
At August 2, 2010 at 2:14 PM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks for a most uplifting post,
Helps to put one's thoughts and feelings into perspective.


Yvonne.

 
At August 2, 2010 at 8:40 PM , Blogger Amydeanne said...

totally wow! Thanks for the inspiration!

 
At August 2, 2010 at 9:02 PM , Blogger Bud Ezekiel H. said...

thought provoking:)

 
At August 2, 2010 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Awesome! I would love to have that print over my desk...

The Message version of this scripture is so very good....

 
At August 3, 2010 at 9:16 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Jesus, Jesus.

 
At August 4, 2010 at 8:27 AM , Anonymous Tracy said...

I love this as a call to action. I don't owe this life anything. That is really powerful, in itself. I don't need to save it for anything. It is dead. What a great reminder!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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