The part of it I wanted to talk about today is the part that says “God is in me”. That in itself is an incredible revelation. This is something as Christians we know in our head – God is in us. We have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us.
But when this becomes a revelation to us it is unbelievable – the power that we realise we have on the inside of us.
I’m not a big fan or a big believer in a lot of the modern theory about “if we change the way we think we can change our life”. I do believe to an extent that it is true that if we think more positively we will have a more positive life. There’s no doubt about that.
But I also know that if we rely on that theory of changing-our-thinking-we-can-change-our-life it will eventually fail because some days I just don’t feel like thinking positively; some days I just don’t have that within me so I know there has to be something greater and something more than being able to change my own thinking to change my life.
And I’ve found the answer comes from the revelation of knowing that Jesus is in me. 1 Corinthians 2:16 tells us that “we have the mind of Christ”. This is incredible!
If we are confused or worried about a situation and we’re wondering what should we do? It’s become a real problem and we become stressed about it; we become anxious and we just don’t know what to do about a situation. Well the revelation that “God is in me” is powerful in that moment because we realise that we have the mind of Christ within us. Isn’t that incredible!
The mind of Jesus – what He knows is inside us and all we have to do is tap into that knowledge and that wisdom that is already in us. We already have the answers that we need within us.
We tap into that incredible power and that incredible well and that incredible spring of life within us by connecting with God through stillness and meditation.
I just want to encourage you about that today because last week we were talking about going to the sacred place. We’re very good at faithfully going to many places. We might faithfully go to Church every week and we faithfully go to our job and we might faithfully and regularly go to the gym. But we need to faithfully and regularly go the sacred place that’s within us.
When we do that we can tap into the incredible wisdom and knowledge that is within us because Jesus is within us. I find even just meditating on that line “God is in me” it helps me really centre in and focus in on the fact that He is right here with me.
He’s not a long way out there in the distance. Sometimes we come into our meditation time and feel like we’ve got to somehow “find God” somewhere out there in the Universe. But He’s not out there, He’s right in here within us.
As I meditate on that it helps me to increase my awareness of His presence with me and in me. But it also gives me so much greater power knowing that everything I need in life – all the wisdom, all the knowledge, all the resources, all the creativity is already living on the inside of me. And I can tap into that incredibly deep well and spring that is within me by taking the time to be still and connect heart-to-heart with God.
It’s in the stillness that we become aware of His presence; it’s in the stillness that our heart connects with His heart and His Spirit and we can hear and listen to the words He is speaking.
Everything that He knows we can know too. It’s already in us. We just stop, be still and tap into what’s already on the inside of us.
So I pray if you’re really struggling with a situation. If you really don’t know what to do about something. If you’re really feeling like… I now for me that sometimes I like to try and work everything out. I like to figure out all the answers and have it all lined up perfectly and figure out what to do. But I found the Holy Spirit – there’s two things that the Holy Spirit does.
One is that He tends to unfold things one bit at a time. As I go to Him in my meditation and I sit in the stillness I find that He will just give me the next step of the journey; the next bit of wisdom. He unfolds it bit by bit. Sometimes I want to see the entire course laid out in front of me; the full answer; the end result.
But I’ve found that very, very rarely does the Holy Spirit do that. He tends to just give me the next step.
And the second thing is I’ve find that He tends to use the journey that we’re on to change us, to shape us and to transform us. So don’t worry if the whole answer doesn’t come quickly and immediately. Just let the journey unfold. Walk the journey with the Holy Spirit and be open to what He is showing you along the way. Like I mentioned last week, sometimes He uses those things that have come up in our spirit, things that come up and rise to the surface within us to stop and have a look at it. To have a look why have I reacted like that.
He uses those things to be able to change us, to shape us, to be more like Jesus because it’s in that life we have more freedom and we have the life and the purpose that He’s intended for us.
So just walk the journey; know the answer is within you. Know that He will help it to all unfold in His perfect plan and His perfect timing. I like to say “just go with the flow”; go with the flow of the Holy Spirit. Learn along the way and be at peace knowing that all wisdom and all knowledge is already within you. God is in you.
I pray you are blessed and encouraged this week. I’m actually going to be away for two weeks with my family. It’s school holidays here in Australia. So I will see you in a few weeks time. In the meantime I will be thinking about you and praying for you and praying that you have an amazing time in your meditation with God, growing deeper and closer to Him every day.