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Day 5: No Longer Invisible

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Romans 8:11-17 (TNIV)

11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.  And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Reflection:

The disciples had tried to be invisible by hiding behind locked doors.  Were they just cowards?  No.  Fear, past failures and insecurities keep the church doors locked from those who need to experience the resurrection power of Christ.  We tend to forget that we, who were once dead and incapable of living in a manner worthy of our calling, have been given life and can live in the reality of the resurrection.  We now have the power of the Gospel secured by Jesus Christ to be witnesses to others.   Let’s not hide in an invisible life behind locked doors, but pursue a life worthy of His calling!

Responding to the message:
Many times we get paralyzed by fear, past failures and insecurities, and forget that we, who were once dead, have now been given life in Christ.  Spend time in prayer asking the Spirit to reveal a greater understanding of Christ’s resurrection power given to us.

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