JESUS IN US……..
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Gal. 2:20……
“I care. That’s why I asked,” I basically told a man on a New York City sidewalk after I asked him to check to see if the man passed out on a stairway was okay.
“I know. I can see it in your eyes,” the man told me.
“That’s Jesus!” I exclaimed. The Lord Jesus Christ lives inside me. It is His love people see. It is His caring and compassion. It is His heart. It is His life in and through me. The more I die to self, the more I live for Christ led by God’s Spirit according to the Bible, the more people can see Christ in my eyes – and life.
“Look at this,” a man in the park told me later that day. He held his phone up toward me so I could see my face in the reflection. “Look at your eyes,” he essentially said. “You need to see this. Rejoice. That’s what I see in your eyes.”
“That’s Jesus,” I told him just as I had told the other man. “My joy is because of Jesus,” I essentially explained.
Friend, when we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and are truly devoted to Him, and die daily to self, learning day by day to live for Jesus instead of ourselves, to love Him with all our hearts and others as ourselves, do you know what others should see in our eyes? And in our hearts? And in our lives?
The Lord Jesus Christ.
The more I follow Jesus, the closer I draw to Him, the more I say no to my flesh and yes to God and His ways, the more Jesus shines in and through me.
When people look in your eyes, what do they see? And your heart? And life? What do they see? May they see the life of Jesus in you! May they see the life of Jesus through you! May they see love, light, peace, hope, joy, compassion, kindness, caring, His truth, gentleness, generosity, sacrifice, etc. May they see Jesus! May they through you be drawn to Jesus! May seeing you cause them to hunger and thirst to come to and believe in and live for Jesus!
We need to die to live. Die to self. Live for Jesus. That He might live in us and through us. That the world might see Him. That He might be EXALTED! That He might be MAGNIFIED! That He might be HONORED! That He might be GLORIFIED! Forever!
Are you dying to yourself daily? Do people see Jesus in and through you? Are you His? Have you turned from your sins and truly put your faith in Him as Lord who died on the cross to pay your sin penalty and was raised from the dead? Have you truly committed yourself to God and His ways?
Is the world seeing JESUS IN YOU?