Topic: To be like Him (3).
Bible text: John 1: 4-5.
“In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not”
Now, someone might think being like Christ is a burden. Of course, you have all right to think like that, because religion has made true spirituality a burden. But, here is the new covenant truth, it is not a work, it is just being yourself.
Everyone who is born again is a different breed. He is a new creature. A creature of light because he has gotten a new life.
This old life of naturality that is subject to sin and death is over, the new life has been given.
The opening text says that, “In Him is life, and the life is the light of humanity”(ISV). This life is the life of God, and it is available in Christ and given at the moment of salvation (that is why you gave the old life to Christ, you get this new one. It is an exchange. Thus, that confession of faith in the finished work of Christ, activates the principle of exchange for you from the cross to the resurrection and even ascension).
The light is the nature of that life. So, if you have the life of Christ, you will shine forth the nature of Christ. The Holy Spirit, who gives the life is there to train you on how to live in newness of life by using the word.
All you need to do is sit down with the word, with the Holy Spirit in you and the moulding begins. Then, life would begin to find expression.
If you simply put this to practise, you will see the effect. You will grow in the Spirit and manifest the nature of Christ. This is how you labour in Christ. Sit down with the word, and life will manifest automatically.
Any believer who is less in any of this nature is lazy with the word. Keep exposing yourself to the word of truth and grace, and your transformation would be different. Read and think (i.e meditate) about love, humility, patience, longsuffering, kindness, self-control and every subject of godliness and you would be on your way to manifesting them.
It is not difficult, it just require your attention. So, see to it. Peace!
Prayer Point: Lord, as I sit down with your word today, let transformation happen in my being so that I can reflect your nature more to the world, in Jesus name.