I love children. I love how they take things so literally. I heard of a father and child, who after reading about the resurrection, had a conversation about God/Jesus
Child: Daddy, where does Jesus live now?
Dad: Sweetie, He lives inside us.
Child: (Looking down at her little body) Why don’t I see his arms and legs sticking out?
This made me reflect on how much of Jesus does the world see when it looks at the average Christian. How much of Jesus shows in my life? Do I realize the power inside of me because He lives there?
A friend of mine told about her daughters comment after her dad told her that Jesus lived within them. She pondered that thought for minutes and then replied, “Well, Daddy, you must have the big Jesus living in you, and I have the little Jesus living in me.”
Then I considered just how big I envision the Jesus living in me. Often, I acknowledge He can take care of all my problems and concerns if I turn them over to him, but then I falter when I contemplate about any problem my children and grandchildren might face – problems such as their safety, their living in a nation which seems to be turning away from God, about their future in general. Then the Jesus inside of me whispers, “I can take care of them too.”
Even unbelievers take note when we trust in the Lord and He delivers us, as with Belteshazzar and King Nebuchadnezzar.
Daniel 4:18 “This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, declare its interpretation, since all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation; but you are able, for the Spirit of the Holy God is in you.”
What problem/problems in your life seem insurmountable today? Are you willing to totally surrender them to God and rest, knowing He may not solve them according to your will but according to His? Do you believe your God is big enough to handle even the toughest situations? Do you believe He knows and wants the best for you?
Jeremiah 29:14 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 32:17 (NKJV) ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, you have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 KJV Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.