When I meditate on Jesus actually living inside of me, I can’t help but feel that I am merely talking to myself. I believe the confusion I often feel stems from an improper focus; that focus being my inability to live up to what I think God wants me to be, rather than what He has promised He has already made me. I am not who the flesh suggests that I am! I am who the spirit of promise declares me to be. I must not dwell on my natural face, but rather stare continually into the perfect law of liberty through which Christ makes me free.
‘Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.’ ~ James 1:22-25
Here is a closer look at the term doer of the work:
Then they said to Him, ‘What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?’ Jesus answered and said to them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.’ Therefore they said to Him, ‘What sign will you perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will you do? Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” Then Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ Then they said to Him, ‘Lord, give us this bread always.’ And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.’ John 6:28-35
To us God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery: which is Christ in us our hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end we labor, striving according to His working which works in us mightily.
This is the real you….this is the real me! God bless!