By Greg Gibbons
Reposted on Under The Waterfall of Grace
This is a wonderful post by Under the Waterfall of Grace’s friend, Gregg Gibbons, of Journey in Christ..He has a weekly grace devotional called Gregg’s RestStop..check it out sometime, I think you would love his thoughts on God’s grace and love! This post is part of one of his recent devotionals, on how Christ is our life! So beautiful that our joy, peace, life, hope, etc. is a Person, Jesus Christ!
“Below are Scriptures that attest to our union and intimate relationship with Christ. I don’t claim to understand how to most practically walk out these truths. However, there are two truths that I am most confident:
(1) These Scriptures are God’s Word, and God’s Word is precise, precious, and true, and
(2) I no longer walk alone separately from Christ, even when it feels that way.
Hear these Scriptures through your relationship with Christ.
CHRIST IS YOUR HOPE
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
by the commandment of God our Savior
and the Lord Jesus Christ our hope…
(1 Timothy 1:1)
Christ in you,
THE hope of glory.
CHRIST IS YOUR LOVE
For the love of Christ compels us.
(2 Corinthians 5:14)
For the love of God
has been poured out in our hearts
by the Holy Spirit
who was given to us.
And the fruit of the Spirit is love…
CHRIST IS YOUR JOY
“that they might have My joy
fulfilled in them.”
And the fruit of the Spirit is…
CHRIST IS YOUR PEACE
“MY peace I give to you.”
For He Himself
IS our peace.
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus,
WHO became for us wisdom from God.
(1 Corinthians 1:30)
CHRIST IS YOUR STRENGTH
I can do all things THROUGH Christ
WHO strengthens me.
CHRIST IS YOUR WAY
Jesus said, “I am THE way…”
Jesus said, “I am the good Shepherd…
…My sheep hear My voice,
and I know them,
and they follow Me.”
(John 10:11, 27)
CHRIST IS YOUR TRUTH
Jesus said, “I am…THE truth…”
Jesus said, “And you shall know the truth,
and the truth shall set you free.
And if the Son sets you free,
you shall be free indeed.”
(John 8:32, 36)
CHRIST IS YOUR REST
Jesus said, “Come to Me,
all you who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.”
There remains therefore a rest
for the people of God.
For he who has entered His (Christ’s) rest
has himself also ceased from his work
as God did from His.
CHRIST IS YOUR NAMESAKE
For to you it has been granted
on behalf of Christ,
not only to believe in Him,
but to suffer for His sake.
Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do
for the brethren and for strangers.
Send them forward on their journey…
…for His name’s sake.
(3 John 5-7)
CHRIST IS YOUR LIFE
Jesus said, “I am…THE life…”
When Christ who is our life appears,
you also will appear with Him in glory.
Jesus said, “I am (the life) of the vine,
you are the branches,
he who abides in me and I in him
bears much fruit,
for apart from Me you can do nothing.
CHRIST IS YOUR FULFILLMENT
And of His fullness
we have all received,
and grace for grace.
Amen and amen!”