Our Lord wants us to step out of our daily worrying routines. We are so used to considering all our problems and challenges at every angle imaginable. Not only does the Lord want us to trust Him through it all but, the Lord wants us to use “the energy” we applied in our “problem solving” ( ;) worrying) and apply the same time and effort in meditating on His Word. He wants us to read our Bibles with the Holy Spirit's help, and understand who our Heavenly Father really is and what He expects from us. He desires to reveal deep truths to us that we can apply in our daily lives. He loves to have us search and dig into His Word, hungry to live a Christ-centered and victorious life. With God, life is not just a “set of rules and rituals”, or “a certain order of actions”. Daily reading the Bible at a certain time and way, praying at a certain time and way, making sure we do a certain amount for others and at the end of the day; going over the list and check it all off. All these facets of our daily walk are important, but we must not let them become ritualistic. The Lord wants us to become more “like Him”, having His nature working in our thoughts, desires and emotions where it's natural and not just ritual. His nature working in us during all the happy and sad times and all the in-between times!
After we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and we live in obedience to Him. He comes to dwell in us. John 14:23 says Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. Then my Father will love him, and we will go to him and make our home within him.”
He wants to become “our identity” so that we can understand what Colossians 1:27b says: “Christ in you, the hope of glory”. “Christ in us” means that He is in what we think, in what we do and in the way we act. When we do all as God wants, we have full peace in Him, because we are in the center of His will.
This is the big truth that God wants all His children to get so that NO ONE or NO THING could ever separate us from Him or His plan for us. When we really get this, we are fully His children and He will remain in us and us in HIM!
The greatness of our God has no physical limitations. We hold back heaven because of our lack of understanding and the level of our faith. Nothing is impossible with the LORD. Our understanding is so limited. God is so magnificent, so extraordinary, so huge that the universe cannot hold Him... Man is not even visible on earth from the Space. And while the Earth seems huge to us, when considering the size and vastness of the universe, it is completely insignificant. And to think that “God - with no limits”- chooses to LIVE WITHIN US- you and I, such limited human beings! How can we ever doubt His Power, Strength, Greatness or Omnipresence???
If we can just remember to always keep in mind, even a tiny bit of WHO HE IS, then we can live fearless lives! No other humans, no demons, nor powers from the physical, visible world or from the spiritual world will be as threatening for us. So that applying James 4:7 ”Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you”, will become doable! We must never forget the essence of 1John 4:4b that “greater is He that is in us, that he that is in the world.” Through The ONE who dwells in us, we can become more than conquerors when we choose to fight the “good fight of faith”, daily, as Paul is telling us to do in 1Timothy 6:12.
Living a faithful life is the key of dwelling in God's presence, in His glory.