And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
The act of the Resurrection impacts my entire understanding of spirituality and Christianity. Paul put it this way: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
The Resurrection means that Christ lives in you. It’s not imitation - trying to be a “good little Christian boy or girl.” It’s impartation . . .
As a high school discus thrower, I constantly watched a film loop of the world record throw of four-time Olympian Al Oerter. Over and over, I’d watch him drive his hip, thrust his shoulder, cock his arm, steady his grip, and make the toss. Then I’d go out to the rink and I’d try to do it all, just like Al. But although I knew exactly what to do, did I ever do it like he did? I didn’t even come close.
And that’s the problem with religion and philosophy. They tell you what to do, but fail to give you the power to do it. Not so with Christianity. If Al Oerter could have squeezed into my body and thrown the discus through me, I could have set world records just like he did. So too, because Jesus is risen, His Spirit lives in me. It’s not a matter of me trying to figure out what to do, reading certain books, going to certain seminars, or listening to certain tapes. It’s a matter of Him living in me, giving me the power to do what the Word tells me to do.
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy.If you would like your own copy of "A Pillar By Day" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store.