Hide Your Life in Christ
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.Colossians 3:3
When our life is hidden in Christ, it means our life is guided by Christ, and all our troubles and difficulties are handled by Christ. Our life is filled with joy and less worry when our life is hidden in Christ, because Christ fills our soul with the blessings from Heaven through the Spirit. The problem is that Satan tries to place a foothold in our life, so we think if we live for Christ, we will we miss out on the things we desire. If Satan has this foothold, we miss the blessing from Heaven, so as an alternative we seek the world for blessings.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8) We have to be alert to avoid making a choice that will give Satan a foothold. Satan uses the power of our own justification to give us a foothold that we may not even be aware of. This is why its always good to slow down inside and ask the Lord about our choices. This is what it means to have our life hidden in Christ, we always seek to do what is pleasing to Christ.
If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. (John 12:26) We can serve the Lord for two reasons, it’s our duty, or it’s our desire to serve the Lord. If we serve the Lord as our duty, then maybe our life is not hidden in Christ.
As we serve the Lord, bringing Christ to people, the Lord fills our hearts with his love, and love changes our life from self to God and others. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. (Romans 8:29) All those who accept Christ as their Lord and savior, are predestined to conform to the image of his Son. How can we conform to the image of his Son without having hearts filled with God’s love? That is why Christ guides us by the Spirit to minister personally to people, so our hearts get filled with God’s love. When God love fills our hearts, we are changed forever, and our life is hidden in Christ.
When our life is hidden in Christ with hearts of love, we will be living the best life possible, because it is the life we are created to live. So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27) We are now living in the image of God.
Today seek to do the Lord’s will, and go to the Lord for his help and guidance in everything, because you are doing everything for Christ.
Prayer: Lord guide me in the Spirit to do everything for Christ, and help me to be still inside and relaxed so I can hear the Spirit. In Jesus name, Amen