Galatians 2: 20 – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
One of the great differences and privileges of Christianity over the false religions of the world is this great truth that Christ lives in us! The Christian life is not one of laboriously trying to keep up in following Christ and serving and obeying Him, but one of yielding to Him and allowing Him to live through us. My Heart – Christ’s Home provides a good overview of what this relationship is like.
Too often we act as if we believe God just wants us to come visit Him at His house on Sunday mornings and doesn’t care whether we think about Him the rest of the week. Some take it further and at least try to serve Him during the week, but this still falls far short of what Christ wants … to live in us.
This experience of Christ living in us begins when we accept Christ, or invite Him into our hearts as Lord and Savior … 2 Corinthians 5: 17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! When we invite Christ in, He responds and comes in … to live in us for eternity! It’s up to us to recognize His presence, listen to Him, and do what He says.
Disciplers recognize that one of their major responsibilities is to help those they are discipling to live this out in their daily live.