Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life in a New Dimension

"And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you."
Romans 8:11


How do we navigate such stressful times? We begin by taking hold of several important truths:
1. God's life within us does not exempt us from the realities of this life, but adds a new dimension to it, as we saw in Romans 8:11
2. God's life within us does not mean we will not feel pain, but that we will have the strength to endure it and grow through it. (Isaiah 43:2)
3. In our Lord and Savior we find our identity when our reputation is damaged. (I John 3:1)
4. With Jesus by our side we answer our accusers. (Psalm 110:5)
5. Because of Jesus e are able to make sense of pain and struggle. Because of Him we have the strength to go on. (Psalm 9:11-12)
Living life in the new dimension means that we are no longer afraid to feel the pain of our struggles, and that we are confident of the strength to go on.


Question for thought:
What difference does life in a new dimension make in coping with everyday struggles?

1 comment:

  1. When our identity is found in Christ we do not struggle to please others and when we know Jesus is fighting our battles we are not so concerned with fighting them ourselves.
    Blessings, andrea

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