Monday, April 11, 2016

My Identity in Christ #14 - I am a temple in which God dwells


Now that my Bible Study group has finished Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of God study, I need to keep moving in the right direction.  Continuing this series of blog posts taken from the list Priscilla included in her 6th week of Bible study regarding our identity and inheritance in Christ.  I pray these reflections will open your eyes to how much God loves you.  Read them as if you wrote them.  Meditate on them.  God bless you.
I am a temple in which God dwells

According to 1 Corinthians 3:16, I am a temple where God dwells.  The Holy Spirit lives in me.  Hallelujah!  That’s wonderful, but it makes me feel like I should straighten up a little bit.  It makes me feel unclean.  And I feel a little ashamed at how unclean I am.  But the wonderful thing about this is the Holy Spirit Himself cleans me up.

It reminds me of when my husband and I lived in Virginia and our first daughter was born.  My Grandparents came to visit and my Grandma kept up with all of the straightening up that I was having difficulty staying on top of.  She taught me the value of drying out my kitchen sink – no water spots looks really nice.  She even cleaned my coffee pot!  I think I need to invite her over – yes, she’s still alive (94 and still going strong) and my coffee pot is in need of cleaning.  But I digress…

The point is, cleaning me up is God’s job.  And when He moves in and tabernacles in me and in you, He does just that.  That’s one way you can tell who His people are: we change.  He makes us more prayerful.  He draws us to His Word.  He gives us a hunger for Bible study and His presence.  He leads us to serve…sacrificially…unto death.  Wow!

He lives in me.  And I’m undergoing a great remodel.  Praise Jesus!

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