Experiencing Christ

Living Christ (3)

Php 3:9  My passion is to be consumed with him and not clinging to my own “righteousness” based in keeping the written Law. My “righteousness” will be his, based on the faithfulness of Jesus Christ—the very righteousness that comes from God.

Col. 2:6  As therefore you have received the Christ, Jesus the Lord,  walk  in Him.
(Part 3 of 3)
In the Christian life it is easy to follow certain practices. For example, we may realize that we are talkative and may adopt the practice of limiting our speech. However, we may succeed in restricting our talkativeness and yet fail to live Christ. It is one thing to follow a certain practice; it is another thing to live Christ. God does not care for how holy, spiritual, or victorious we are in ourselves. Actually, to live in this way by self-effort is to strive to keep the law.
What counts in the eyes of God is Christ and the living of Christ. Concerning the matter of living Christ, the situation of today’s Christians is far from God’s goal. This is the reason we are fighting and struggling to enter into the genuine living of Christ in a practical way. God wants His people to live Christ. We should not care for holiness, spirituality, or victory as things in themselves, and we should not care for our natural virtues or attributes. Instead, we should focus our whole attention on living Christ and care only to live Christ that He might be magnified in us.

In the book of Philippians Paul encourages us to think the one thing (2:2). This one thing is to live Christ. We should care only to live Christ and magnify Him. Instead of pursuing holiness, spirituality, or victory, we should seek to live Christ and magnify Him always with all boldness, whether through life or through death. God’s desire today is that we live Christ.
Do not allow anything to distract you from the direct, personal experience of Christ. Today we need to focus our attention on the one thing–to live Christ. We all need to pray, “Lord, have mercy on me and rescue me both from sinful things and from good things, even spiritual things, that replace You in my daily life. Lord, rescue me from everything back to Yourself. Also, I ask You to grant me the grace each day that I may truly live You and be found in You.” I can testify that this kind of prayer is effective. Let us all seek the one thing and pursue the one thing–to live Christ and magnify Him.

Thought of the Day:

What counts in the eyes of God is Christ and the living of Christ. we should focus our whole attention on living Christ and care only to live Christ that He might be magnified in us. Do not allow anything to distract you from the direct, personal experience of Christ. Today we need to focus our attention on the one thing–to live Christ.

Prayer Confession:

Dear Father i pray that i may live out the Christ in me by my subjective life experience. let me not be distracted to focus on other spiritual things other than Christ who is all and in all

Further Scripture Reading:

Heb_6:18; 1Pe_3:19-20

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