Monday, May 23, 2011

In My Pocket

Saturday we had a wonderful day with our dear friend Steve.  

He took us to a beautiful lake, introduced us to fishing, taught us how to put bait on the hooks, how to pull in the fish and how to protect ourselves from the fins.  

We actually managed to catch some fish in spite of our novice status.  I suppose it goes without saying that all credit for the fish in the cooler ultimately must be for the excellent instruction we had along the way.  

After a morning of fishing, we had a great lunch together and a delicious dessert.  We had hours of wonderful fellowship together which was as enjoyable as the fishing and the lunch.

After that, we needed to check on our youngest daughter's car which had broken down.  Steve volunteered to drive us there and it was a good thing he did.  We were unable to discover the problem, but Steve not only quickly identified the problem, but fixed it as well.  

It was then my husband said, "I think I'm going to put Steve on my keyring!  He'd be handy to just keep in my pocket!"

I agree.  Having someone like Steve in my pocket would be a great idea since he can do just about anything. Knowing Steve's humility, he would quickly argue this fact, but I know he would agree that as Christians we do have Someone with infinite powers "in our pockets."

When we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, His Spirit took up residence in our spirits.  Our spirits have been joined to the point the Scriptures say we are "one spirit".  Inside of us dwells the Spirit of the God of the ages, the One who spoke the worlds into being, the One who calmed the winds and the waves with His words, the One who conquered death and hell.

He knows our every need before we do and has promised, "before they call, I will answer." (Isaiah 65:24).   It is His desire to "give you the kingdom,"  (Luke 12:32).He supplies "all our need by His riches in glory by Christ Jesus," (Philippians 4:19) and ever makes intercession for us. " In Him we live and move and have our being," (Acts 17:28), and He is in us.  In us and all around us.  In our hearts, in our pockets as it were, and all around us. . .He is waiting for His children to call His name.  How great is that??

"To whom God would make known 
what is the riches of the glory 
of this mystery among the Gentiles; 
which is Christ in you, 
the hope of glory."
Colossians 1:27
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