Given November 19, 2006
God has given me hundreds of “revelations” over the past three+ years so I have many more to write about. I decided to dig one of those scribbled notes out from the past for today.
When we get saved, God comes to live inside us. “And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us.” 1 John 3:24. If such a great being lives in us, shouldn’t we look, behave, and sound differently? Of course. So why do so many Christians behave badly? It’s because God gave each of us a free will. We can look, behave, and sound like we want. The idea is for us to yield to God’s Spirit, exercise it, and allow It to become stronger than our will.
Jesus talks a lot about “bearing fruit”, (Matthew 7:15-23, John 15:1-8). His point is that what’s on the inside should show on the outside. I’ve heard it said that whatever we’re full of will splash over when we get bumped. Sometimes, what I splash over is not good; God and I are working on it though.
I’d like to close this short post with the story of a little boy talking to his Sunday School teacher about getting saved. The teacher had told the boy that when you get saved, you ask Jesus into your heart and He comes and lives inside you. The boy’s response was, “If Jesus comes to live inside me, won’t He stick out? I’m little and He’s big!” Indeed! Jesus IS big and He should stick out and be noticed by everyone around us. Right?