The Lord has blessed us with a desire or need to be filled. We all have a void or emptiness that only Christ can make go away. When I accepted Christ as my savior, I became filled with Christ’s love. I believe that the bible teaches us that we become a new creature in Christ. When we accept Him, our “old self” is replaced with the “new” that can only be done with God’s Grace and Mercy and Forgiveness.
At first, my new life as a Christian seemed a contradiction. It was very difficult for me, and still is, to learn that Christ now directed my life——not me. I had to learn that EVERYTHING I did or hoped to do, was directed by God. When I fail to realize that, or when I try to show God that I know better, I always fail. God, in His infinite grace and mercy, allows me to make my own decisions; after all, I still have a free will. However, it didn’t take to many times of failure and misery to realize that I needed to always follow Him and seek His guidance, even when His ways and His timing didn’t match my own.
While the World often believes that being a Christian is restrictive and inhibits you, I’ve found just the opposite. Being inhabited by Christ and His love frees you to be the person (and Christian example) that He desires us to be.
As you start your Day today or tomorrow, ask yourself this question: Am I inhabited by Christ who strengthens me, or am I inhibited by Self who weakens me? Only you and God know the answer to that question, and only you can make the change.