The Divine In-dweller

Author Peter Lord likes to use the phrase “Divine In-dweller” when referring to our identity in Christ. I like that term because it is more than just a term, it denotes what happened to us when we became a follower of Christ.

According to 2 Corinthians 5:17, when we were born again we became someone that we’ve never been before. We passed from death unto life. We have a new nature, a new Identity, and a new name (a saint, child of God, sons of God, co-worker with God, God’s workmanship, etc). We are now in Christ and Christ indwells us. (John 17)

Now, being “in Christ” gives us a new perspective on life. Our focus changes from “How am I going to get through life’s difficulties?,” to “I am trusting God to lead me through every step of life.” The same Jesus that became our sin bearer is now our completer. We are now fully and thoroughly furnished to live life because His life in us makes us complete. We can now rest from our striving, stop our worrying and have complete confidence that the Holy Spirit will go before us, watch behind us and will open and close every door necessary to accomplish His will.

Bottom Line
God desires to move us from being an anxious worrier to a patient, waiting listener. When we learn to bring everything to the “Divine In-dweller,” then we will be listening to hear His voice as He gently, but boldly leads us through life’s trials.

“I the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, “Fear not, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13

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