Jesus Lives

I designed you to be filled with heavenly contents: My Love, Joy, and peace. However, you are a frail earthen vessel, so these contents leak out of you. Unless you are refilled—over and over again—you become increasingly empty.

I am eager to pour out My abundance upon and within you, but this takes time: focused time with Me. Come to Me and linger in My Presence. Do not rush in, trying to grab as much blessing as you can before making a quick exit. Instead, stay with Me awhile, enjoying the awesome privilege of communing with your King. As you wait with Me, My very Life streams into you, filling you up with heavenly substance. I want you to be all Mine—overflowing with My Love, Joy, and Peace. Because these divine gifts leak out of you, you need Me continually for renewal. Your neediness is not a mistake or defect: It keeps you looking to Me, depending on Me, communicating with Me. Though you are a frail jar of clay, I have blessed you with the most precious treasure: the divine Light of the Gospel. Your human frailty is necessary to show that this exceedingly great Power is not from you but from Me.

I am Christ in you, the hope of Glory. As I fill you with My Glory-gifts, let My wondrous Light shine through you into other people’s lives.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

~ Galatians 5:22–23

However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves.

~ 2 Corinthians 4:7

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

~ Colossians 1:27 

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” 

~ Matthew 5:16

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