BUT WE HAVE THIS TREASURE IN JARS OF CLAY TO SHOW THAT THIS ALL-SURPASSING POWER IS FROM GOD AND NOT FROM US
(2 Corinthians 4:7).
At first, after I had become reconciled to God, I believed that God was done doing things for me, and my time had come to do things for God, and after I had done things for God, to do more things for God. I thought the Christian life was all about WHAT I DO FOR GOD.
But God showed me that the Christian life was all about WHAT THE LORD JESUS DID FOR ME and then WHAT HE CAME TO BE IN ME AND THROUGH ME. HE was the treasure. I was the jar of clay. If I allowed Him to live in me and BE the treasure in me, He would display His all-surpassing Power in me and through me. He would live HIS ABUNDANT LIFE in me, the jar of clay.
I AM COME THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY
“Beloved, the ABUNDANT Life you have been seeking is IN MY SON, Jesus. It is HIS Life that HE lives. It is not something you can separate from Him and make your own. It is not something He can GIVE you. It is only something He can BE in you. You can only invite HIM, the Treasure, to come live HIS OWN ABUNDANT LIFE in you, the jar of clay.”
AND THIS IS THE TESTIMONY: GOD HAS GIVEN US ETERNAL LIFE, AND THIS LIFE IS IN HIS SON
(1 John 5:11).
The Lord Jesus did not come to give you abundant life. He came to BE your Abundant Life. All you need to do is invite Him to be the treasure in you, the jar of clay.
When you take this step of FAITH, it is like a switch being flipped—HIS LIFE for your life—the EXCHANGED life. This switch of faith determines who lives in you at any given time. But, it is a moment-by-moment thing. You can turn the switch on any time and turn it off any time. The choice is yours.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I invite You to become the Treasure in my jar of clay. Come and live Your Abundant Life in me, today and every day, one moment at a time.
Maintain an Awareness
I found out that I had an enemy. You do, too. We have had him from the beginning of our lives. His name is the father-of-lies. His native language is…lying!