I concluded last week’s blog with the following question:
Do you remember when you last felt the Word of Christ dwelling richly in you?
Now, before you read further, pause and identify that moment or those moments when you recall sensing the deep indwelling of the presence of Christ in your life.
We never seem to have enough money, time, sleep, coffee, joy, love, etc.
We all – at times – complain about our lack of resources. We decry our lack of time and we sulk when we see others who seem to have more of each.
Truth is, life is hard. Time runs out for all of us. Money is in short supply for many of us.
It seems we live our lives from scarcity.
Yet Kingdom living offers an experience in direct opposition to scarcity. Kingdom living invites us to live life from abundance, joy, and delight.
Would that disciples of Jesus enjoy the gifts of abundance, joy, and delight as consistent, even habitual experiences.
This is the experience to which Paul is calling us when he invites us to “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly”
In order to that, let the Word richly dwell within, we need to reflect deeply and consistently on the gift of Christ and the Kingdom He invites us to enjoy.
This means that, in order to enjoy the rich gifts of the Kingdom, everything we know – particularly about reading and hearing – is going to have to change.
Beginning with how we read and interact with His Word! Continue reading