Why did I not consider that the greatest Truth ever revealed to me was deeply seeded in my heart long ago?
I’ve missed you. I think my two month blog sabbatical was necessary. I had time to consider how much I love writing as I tackled an extremely busy season of life. I literally thought about Pretty Little Lemons every day and struggled with a borderline nagging, obligatory feeling (that was a lot of unfriendly adjectives in one thought) to at least attempt writing and posting in the midst of the beautiful craziness. However, I’ve come out of that season in total peace and remain extremely grateful for the work responsibility that was placed in my hands. And now I get to write… I’m a little rusty, so please be gracious.
There are so many topics I want to write about that it’s difficult for me to choose just one. So reluctantly I pick one that I’m going to hone in on, but it’s a GOOd one. This particular subject has been burning on my heart since our trip to the Mozambique base:
I remember sitting around the dining table one night, breaking bread with my beautiful colleagues and friends after a very busy day that accumulated much progress. Have you ever noticed how breaking bread with people inexplicably makes the food and conversation ten times better? So there you have it… our conversation quickly spiraled into a blissful descent upon the revelations and truths we seek from the Holy Spirit during our Bible time.
My inner-man quickly rose up in passion to share my two-cents and the point I shared and want to make is this, “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,” Colossians 1:27. The. Greatest. Revelation.
The absolute truth communicated in Colossians 1:27 is my greatest revelation. It’s your greatest revelation. I caught myself, over the last many years, constantly opening up the Word of God in hopes of receiving some great revelation for the day that would change my life. As I searched for these daily revelations I ignored and essentially stifled the most radical, life-changing revelation of them all, Christ in me the hope of glory.
I realize that the revelations the Holy Spirit gives me day-to-day help me to grow in the understanding of Christ in me, the hope of glory… the new creation reality. But for some unknown reason, I had created a disconnect between the two, thereby ignoring the greatest truth that seeded itself long ago in my heart, my inner-man. The truth that set me free and keeps me free. The truth that makes me righteous, holy, and blameless in my Father’s eyes. The truth that allows me to be in His presence unashamed and full of love. The truth that allows me to love myself and love others… that set me free from self-hatred, insecurity, and a life lacking in passion, vision, love, and revival.
Thank you so much for your time. Won’t you give thanks with me for this amazing gift we have in our lives? The gift of Christ in us. Jesus Christ has taken up residence in our hearts and forever changed our nature so we are officially awesome.