A Morning Meditation

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by dash, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. dash

    dash New Member

    October 7th, 2004

    Good morning, friends. It was on my heart to share a Scripture to think about as we face the challanges of this day.

    2 Cor 4:6-10
    6 For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
    7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves;
    8 {we are} afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;
    9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
    10 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

    Through Jesus Christ, believers have the light of God dwellinging in themselves. By the power of His Holy Spirit, He gives us all the spiritual knowledge that we need to live our lives in these earthen vessels which are our body.

    Our identity in Christ depends not on the condition of our bodies and minds, but on the condition of our hearts. We are not our illnesses, our trials, and our afflictions. We are not defined by our lack of physical or mental wellness.

    We are off the proverbial hook. We are defined by Jesus Christ. We do not have to be strong in ourselves...only strong in Christ. He must be the overhwelming focus of our daily lives.

    In Him, we have the power to overcome any circumstance, any affliction, any persecution, any temptation, and any trial.
    Why? Because our hearts have accepted the Spiritual truth of His sacrificial death on the cross. And because we bear the imprint of that death on our hearts, we can manifest the power of that Resurrection life to each and every person we see and speak with each and every day.

    We can remain unconquered by our circumstances and find a path of joy in all our sorrows.

    The Peace of Christ be with you,