Do you ever wonder how you can remain a faith-filled Christian in this post-modern, post-Christian world? If we focus on the culture around us, the task is quite daunting for sure. But if we focus on faith and the Giver of Faith, we will be just fine. Because faith is much more than a bunch of dogmas. Faith is about living out Divine power.
For you have been born again [that is, reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] not of seed which is perishable but [from that which is] imperishable and immortal, that is, through the living and everlasting word of God. For,
“All flesh is like grass,
And all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers
And the flower falls off,
But the word of the Lord endures forever.”
And this is the word [the good news of salvation] which was preached to you. (1 Peter 1:23-25, AMP, emphasis added,*)
We have been born of imperishable and immortal seed. What does it mean? It means that this seed lives in us. This seed in us contains faith in the Living God and it also delivers all the potential of heaven.
Too often we forget this. Faith is about allowing that seed to grow in us. It’s the work of the Holy Spirit, not our own effort. So faith is about living out divine power and not performing some religious rituals.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Gal.2:20, NIV)
If we live connected with God’s divine power, faith can change not just us but the whole world. We are called to work with God and we do that best when we let the imperishable and immortal seed take over us and lead us. It’s Christ in us, with us, for us.
Thank you for the imperishable and immortal seed in us.
When Christ lives in us,
change happens your way.
Help us to remember that in Jesus
we really do have everything we need.
Empower us to live for your glory.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Do you recognise Christ’s power in you? Are you ready to dare more now that you know the holy seed grows in you?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you live out Divine power!
*[As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]