Hebrews 4:12 ESV
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
It can be painful to realize those things that need to change in ourselves, but it is encouraging to know that Christ in us will bring us through – IF we lean in and follow His will and have faith in Him. Yes, sometimes letting go of those familiar sins in our lives can be a but unsettling, but growth and change come from a broken will and surrender.
Help me to use what I learn to fix the many things that still née work in me.
Help me be a light to the world not just in my sharing these words, but in my living a life loving and serving others – demonstrating an example of both an upright and a merciful life.
This living word, written on my heart – this Holy Spirit comforter, teacher, and spirit of conviction – this Christ in me – it is the light of change in my life bearing a repentant heart seeking God’s will and no longer chasing or being imprisoned to a life of sin and bearing the fruits of the spirit that now lives inside me.
Jesus Christ, my hope of glory.
The truth, the life, the way.
Love, mercy, and forgiveness – freedom FROM sin, not freedom TO sin.
The change that comes when Christ lives in us and through us.
I have so much that He is still changing in me, but He is changing me on the inside – and one day someone will even see a change on the outside – because this isn’t a light to be hidden, but shared.
You might not be able to see Christ in me, I understand. Some days I struggle to understand whether I’ve even shared light a single time without stumbling over myself. But if you knew where He started with me, you might see a change and know that He is at work.
I love you, friend. As usual, these are my journals for what I am being taught. I don’t have all of the answers, but I know the man who does.
Jesus Christ. Is He alive in you?