To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
– Colossians 1:27
What would happen if we unleashed the power within us? Christ is in us, but often we don't believe He'll work through us. There is power in realizing that the One - in you, wants to work - through you. The hope of glory, Jesus Christ, is not in us just to hang out. He is in us to be worked out into the world. Do we allow this? I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead…Ephesians 1:18-20
To think, we are empowered with the same strength that raised Jesus from the dead seems incomprehensible. It seems impossible. It seems impractical. Which is probably why we live incapacitated and ineffective.
What if we really believed? What if we truly believed God wants to pour out His powerful hope onto others with transformational impact? What if we believed people might really see Christ through us? What if we believed we could change the world, in profound ways, like Jesus changed the world?
Consider this for a moment, if you don't think you can tackle something, you often don't try. What a waste. The same goes for faith, if you don't believe it, you'll often never see it. Today, let's see Christ within us and let Him flow into the world with the power He has already told us we're afforded.