“…The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory.  It’s that simple….” (Colossians 1:27 The Message)

Do you remember a number of years ago there were magazine articles, television programs and all sorts of propaganda entitled:  “You Are What You Eat”, or “You Are What You Think” or “ Go back to your roots and find yourself”!   All of which on a natural level have some kernel of truth within them, but, as a child of God if you believe the word you have been given this morning, you are not natural but supernatural.

So let’s take those kernels of truth and eat this word and think this thought…. My roots are in Almighty God. He knew me before I knew Him.  (Jeremiah 1:5)  I am a new creation.  (2 Corinthians 5:17) I am made in His image. (Genesis 1:26) fashioned by His hand (Ephesians 2:10) and used as His dwelling place. “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.  (John 14:23)  Wow! There’s nothing ‘natural’ about that.  The creator of the universe will take up residence within us.  Read it again, …if you have received Christ as Lord and Savior and keep His Word—you have God residing within you!

In 1492 in The Nuremberg Chronicles, a German wrote that the end had come; there was nothing left worth living for.  At the close of his book, he left several blank pages and proposed that the reader fill in any discouraging events that he had left out.  The next year in 1493, a young sailor called Columbus, returned to Portugal and announced, “There’s a whole New World out there and it’s just waiting for us”.

Today remember 2016 stretches out like the blank pages of a book…fill it in by the power of God within YOU.  Be the regenerating power in a discouraged, deteriorating society and watch your supernatural life influence the world around you!

Further Reading:   Acts 2