DEVOTIONAL GUIDE: Jesus is present in His people
"No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him" (1 Corinthians 2:9).
The Body of Christ is brought together by people with different backgrounds, different roads traveled, having different depths of struggles individually and corporately.
We clearly are not a perfect people – yet our sins have been washed by the blood of Jesus, removed as far as the east is from the west. Through justification of our faith, we have entered into the righteousness of Christ.
As believers we are made new. We no longer are under the power of sin and death. For Jesus is victorious and His Kingdom is reigning inside of each and every believer.
I’m not sure about you, but for me this biblical truth can sometimes be hard to grasp.
As I was talking with the Lord one day, He reminded me that His presence was in His people. Jesus has done so much for us, and there is so much He wants to accomplish through us.
1 Corinthians 2:9 says, “But as it is written, ‘No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.’”
We hardly have a clue of who we are in Him. However, if you have accepted Jesus and made Him Lord in your life, you will recognize His presence and know He is for you and wants to do a good work through you.
Jesus says in John 15:16, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give it to you.”
Laura Nelmark serves as pastoral assistant at Abide Vineyard Church in Park Rapids.