17 Dec What Would Jesus Do?
27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
Have you ever asked yourself in a situation, ‘What would Jesus do?’ I’ve often struggled with that phrase. Jesus was God. I am not. So how am I going to be able to do what Jesus did. In fact, if you think about it, there is really only one person in all of history who lived the Christian life the way it was supposed to be lived… Jesus.
So, if Jesus is the only one who ever did it, is it even possible for us to live that life?
Paul, in his letter to the church in Colosse answers that question with an emphatic ‘Yes!’ You see Jesus breathes life into us by giving us Himself. The hope for us overcoming sin, living the Christian life, isn’t in our own efforts, it’s in having the Spirit of Christ reside in us and live the Christian life through us.
This Christmas season and as we prepare for the New Year, let’s stop trying to be better Christians and thank God for the hope for us living the Christian life has been given to us by His Spirit.
Thanks God for the Holy Spirit that lives in you. Ask God to give you the wisdom and knowledge the let the Spirit live the Christian life through you.
If you have Children:
Ask your child how a light bulb works. What makes it be bright? Electricity. If the light bulb doesn’t let the electricity do its work, how useful is the light bulb? Encourage them with the idea that the Holy Spirit lives in us to produce light and help them be the person God created them to be.