Day 65: A Resurrection in You

Romans 8:10-11

If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

This is how the Holy Spirit makes it possible for us to live the Christian life. He does it through the same miracle that resurrected Jesus Christ from the dead.

I have wondered why God would allow a person to become a Christian, giving him a new mind, and leave out the power to actually do what the new mind wants to do. A person might ask why God wouldn’t either give us the power to do it or take us to heaven right away so we don’t have to live in this misery.

But, here we see the miracle that God wants to perform in each one of us every day on the earth until it is time for us to go home. God has decided to leave us with powerless new minds, in order for us to trust in the resurrection power that only The One who resurrects the dead can provide. God has put His Own Self in us in order to reveal His glory in our bodies on this earth. This is an honor and a responsibility.

It is because of the presence of Holy Spirit in Christians that this world can see who God is today. God works through the powerless Christians to do things that those very same people could never do in any natural situation. You and I as Christians contain the resurrection power. We don’t control this Source of Power, but we can allow Him to control us and when we do, we are able to live the way our minds desire.