Quiet Time with Jesus – Listen!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 1 Corinthians
— 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body – whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
— 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

The key words are: the same Spirit, the same Lord, and the same God; one body, one Spirit into one body, and one Spirit to drink.

We are one ‘in Spirit’; We are one ‘in Christ’; God desires that we are one ‘in Him’. That is what Jesus emphasized in the book of John.

Jesus said, 

Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me?

Jesus has come to gather all of us to be with the Father for eternity. Hallelujah!

Father, You are in Christ and Christ is in You;

Father, we want to be fully aware that Christ is in us and we are in Christ;

Therefore, we are in You and You are in us.

Father, this is impossible for man to accomplish but with You, it has been made possible! Hallelujah! Your desire is to gather all of us to be with You for eternity. You have not changed Your mind since the day You created Adam and Eve. You created them to walk with You, talk with You and be with You in the Garden of Eden.

Wayne Cordeiro wrote that an irresistible church hungers for the presence of God, remembers who she is, lives heart first … 

I like the way he puts it – An irresistible church is not a perfect church. Rather it is one that is constantly aligning itself to pleasing God.

God is pleased when we submit to Him and move as one in Christ.

As Jesus was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
— Luke 3:21b-22

God spoke to Peter, John and James on the mountain where they saw the transfiguration of Jesus – the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning (Luke 9:28-36):

“This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”

Father God, open our ears to hear what Your Son is telling us. Empower us to do what He wants us to do. Apart from Christ, we can do nothing!

Amen

Lam Yee Ling

 

I desire to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart. Psalm 40:8