You Are A Glass
In looking at a Christian’s DNA and asking the question “Who Do You Think You Are?”, we must first remember that we have committed ourselves to Christ. When we commit ourselves to follow Christ, we are “born again” and receive His nature as the scriptures say.
2 Corinthians 5:16 – 17 At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (NLT)
Your old life is gone. You have, in a sense, been genetically connected to a new blood line. You have the Holy Spirit in you.
Ezekiel 36:26 And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. (NLT)
As a Christ-follower – You are a Glass, a container designed for a purpose as Ezekiel tells us where God places His love and heart into us. Just as God has placed his nature inside of us as we become Christians, we can also remove and add things from our own lives – from our own glass. What we place into that glass, into our lives, will affect everything we do as Christians.
2 Timothy 2: 20 – 21 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. (NKJV)
Here in Timothy, we see that we are intended for use and work, preferably good use and good works. However, if we are to be used for good works, we must learn to control what we put into our glass and guard it diligently.
So, What are you putting in your glass?
On a daily basis, each of us makes choices about what we let into this glass. Becoming a Christian doesn’t guarantee spirituality because you may not have allowed the Holy Spirit to guide the life that you have been living.
Galatians 5: 16 -17 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. (NLT)
As Galatians describes the struggle in our lives between our sinful nature and what Spirit wants, we have to decide if we are going to be filled with God or with evil? These two forces battle for us on a daily basis, and, if we want to have the Holy Spirit in our glass, then we have to refuse what our sinful nature wants to do in favor for what God wants to do in us and through us.
The Christian life is not difficult, but it is impossible without the power of the Holy Spirit!
John 14: 16 – 17 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him for He dwells with you and will be in you. (NKJV)
You have an incredible power plant inside of you! Be aware of it and unlock it by learning to lean on the Holy Spirit in every aspect of life. Start making a change in your life today and include the Holy Spirit in your daily life by praying and asking God to lead you, to guide you, and to make you aware of the Holy Spirit’s leadings.
For His Kingdom,
Pastor David Wildman