Thursday, June 7

It's IN You!




It’s not in me.
I cannot do this; it’s too hard.
I don’t have the strength.
I don’t have the patience.
I can’t conquer this.
It’s not in me to forgive.
It’s not in me to love.

How many times have you said those or similar things or heard someone else say them?

What do you need today? Strength? Power? Patience? Love? A forgiving attitude? Courage to conquer an addiction or thought pattern? Or maybe something else?

Whatever battles you face each day, I’m here to encourage you: you can withstand them. You can be an overcomer! You can win! You can conquer! You can be the victor! If you have welcomed Christ to live in your heart, then all you need is IN you.

* The Truth is IN you.
* Eternal Life is IN you.
* The love of God is IN you.
* The mind of Christ is IN you.
* When all is dark, His light is IN you.
* Through His Word, His joy is IN you.
* If you believe, the word of God works effectively IN you.
* When you abide in Him, His Living Word abides IN you.
* “God is working IN you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” (Phil. 2:13 NLT)
* You can conquer because “The Spirit who lives IN you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” (1 John 4:4 NLT)
* God began the good work IN you and will continue until it is “finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” (Phil. 1:6 NLT)

When Christ is IN you, you can do all things through Him.

Paul said that the overwhelming victory of Christ is yours (1 Cor. 15:57) and you are more than a conqueror through Him. (Rom. 8:37) To be more than a conqueror is to gain a surpassing victory.

How do you gain this surpassing victory? All you need is already IN you, “for the kingdom of God is inside you,” (Luke 17:21b Phillips), because Christ lives IN you (Col. 1:27). All you need to do is make withdrawals.
 
Christ’s strength has not diminished. He is our Victor! We can have victory, because God “always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ.” (2 Cor. 2:14a NIV)

Be encouraged: Go forward into this day with all the Lord has placed IN you.

It IS IN you! You CAN do it!

“Christ IN you, the hope of glory.” (Col 1:27 NKJV)

                                                                       
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21 Responses
  1. Excellent, Lynn (or should I say, Sloopy?) :-)


  2. Cathy Says:

    Thank-you for these beautiful encouraging words today! :)


  3. Dawn Says:

    I'm smiling big time, because I did a whole study on who we are and what we have "in Christ" ... and I often write from that study (see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rFl31-BOtjIYCjCCGDcPs0senMgD8U258NErXYZ7teQ/edit?authkey=COPdueIN&pli=1)

    Thanks for a helpful post


  4. Oh, One fantastic reminder! This is great encouragement! i love the way you let it unravel. Perfectly!


  5. lynnmosher Says:

    Hey, Flucy-girl! Thank you so much, sweetie! Makes me so happy to see your beautiful smiling face! Love you!


  6. lynnmosher Says:

    Cathy, thank you so much for your generous and kind words. Bless you!


  7. lynnmosher Says:

    Yay, Dawn! Will surely look that up. Thanks for telling me. I must have missed it. Bless you!


  8. lynnmosher Says:

    Wow! MDD...you have truly blessed me with your kind comment. Thank you so much. Blessings to you!


  9. you don't know how i needed you to cheer me on tonight. thank you sweet lynn!


  10. lynnmosher Says:

    Oh, Emily, I always pray about what I should post and I knew this one was meant for someone. I'm so glad I listened to the Lord. Thank you so much for commenting. Praying for you. May the Lord bless you!


  11. Pam Mosher Says:

    Wonderful and encouraging Lynn! We so need reminders from the hearts of our sisters In Christ. Thank you for being obedient to Our Holy Spirit! Pam Mosher


  12. Beautiful, Lynn. Christ is not only beside us, but resides IN us. Yes...


  13. lynnmosher Says:

    Thank you for your sweet and encouraging words, Pam. I love hearing from you. You always bless me. Blessings to you, dear one!


  14. lynnmosher Says:

    Sweet Jennifer, I am so honored to have you visit. I deeply appreciate your comment. Thank you so much. Blessings to you, sweetie!


  15. Love this post Lynn! We have everything we need, for He is "in us". One of my favorite verses is I John 2:27 - "But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you...and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him."

    Blessings,


  16. I love your list and emphasis on the riches of Christ that are within us! Very encouraging! Thanks Lynn!


  17. lynnmosher Says:

    Thanks so much, Deborah. And yes, that's a great verse. I always appreciate your visits. Bless you!


  18. lynnmosher Says:

    Brooke, I'm honored to have you stop by. Thank you so much for your comment. Blessings to you!


  19. Yes,Lynn, a good reminder we don't need to look too far to find everything we need, at exactly the time we need it - and the peace the world cannot give.


  20. lynnmosher Says:

    Thanks so much, dear Ceci! You make my heart happy! Bless you!


  21. beautiful post my friend. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Sorry I'm a little late in saying thank you xo