Wednesday, June 19, 2013

God on the Inside

"And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit" Ephesians 5:18 KJV

Imagine. We are filled with God's Spirit. How unique is that.

God would ever be on the outside of us if not for this truth. Christ could walk through walls. He could walk through us but not know us. God could see everything in us and yet not connect. No. God can do all this and He also fills a person.

Like water fills a person and fills every cell within them... so the Sweet Dove fills us. The Fire of Burning and The Water of washing is in every part. The teacher teaches from within and without. The Comforter comforts from inside not just outside.

I can think of no greater intimacy. The human spirit is the very light inside the soul of a person and God's Spirit is entwined even there in our most secret place. He navigates the engine room of all human workings.

"You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him." Romans 8:9 ESV

"But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him"-- these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God." 1 Corinthians 2:9-12 ESV

It is the Spirit of God that reveals Christ to us. He teaches what He wants us to know. He is not electricity that we plug into and control. He is our God who soaks us and opens our eyes to what is real and needed for the moment. Christ is the One who is real. Christ is the One needed in every moment.

I ask to be filled this this morning. I take the cup and drink deeply of it. Let my life be stained the color of the One I am baptized into. Not on the outside only but every part.

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