The explosive power of the Resurrection has been distributed to the members of Christ’s Body on the earth. It is working in us today. Paul called it a mystery — Christ in us.
Christ has given us measured portions of His great power to work through us in specific ways. Sometimes we call these working of His power “spiritual gifts.” It is His ability giving us the energy to love as He loves us and to serve as He serves.
It is His energy motivating us to show mercy, to build understanding of the Scriptures, to speak the impressions He puts in our hearts and minds. It is the passion of His Spirit moving us to witness for Christ or warn a brother or sister of spiritual danger.
Paul realized it was Christ’s energy working through him to help others to mature in Christ. It is the energy from Christ within each member that causes us each to do our part, work together, and supply life to one another so that the Body of Christ grows in love. Yes, most often the energy of Christ is released by speaking the Truth in Love.
Like a power line carrying electricity to make the appliances work in our homes, so the energy of Christ powers the working of all of the members of His Body.
Father, thank You for entrusting Your limitless power to work in us. I open my heart for You to energize me to express the life and work of Christ today. I also welcome Christ to work through the fellow believers that You intend to shape my life that we may grow together into His likeness. Today, continue Your work in each believer that we may become more complete in Christ. AMEN.
Teaching the Word Ministries,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania