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Living the Christ-filled life!

May 6, 2010

Christ in you, the hope of glory.

--Colossians 1:27

The Christian life is not our feeble effort to copy the life of Jesus. That is complete futility.

The Christian life is this: Christ in you and me, this is our hope of glory! And we need him so desperately. The Christian life isn't just hard… it's impossible in our own strength!

So many believers struggle with their faith because they've never made the wonderful discovery of the Christ-filled life! But this is the very hope of your strength… Christ in you!

Now, you might say, "This all sounds well and good, but how can I live this life?" I'll tell you. The key is found in Isaiah 40:31, "They who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength."

That word "wait" might sound a little nebulous, but in the Old Testament this word often means "trust or hope." So, to wait on the Lord means to rely on him, to trust in him, to put all your hope in him!

You see, no matter how strong we are, or how good we are at what we do, we each eventually come face to face with our own failures and inabilities. And the sooner this happens in our lives, the better off we'll be!

Do you want to live an extraordinary Christian life? Are you weary with failing in your own strength?

Wait on the Lord, trust and rely on him. He is your hope of glory!


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