A Heart On Fire OLS — Week Six #2

What is real life to you?

Is it a house, a car, relationships, a great job, money, possessions, or power?

Is real life wrapped up in the things we see on earth?

As we are seeing in our study in A Heart On Fire, real life is found in Jesus Christ. And He is our life.

When He is at work in us, we can expect that we will be transformed. He will be seen more and more living His life in and through us.

Paul said it well:

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Galatians 2:20

The transformation that occurs in our lives is evidence of spiritual growth and maturity. When a seed is planted in the ground, at first all you see is dirt. But as that ground is tended and watered, the seed gives way to a beautiful green plant. Well-tended gardens are alive, vibrant, and flourishing.

It was early morning. The sun was just rising. And it was beginning to rain. I love it when it rains like that because you can just see the plants, grass, and trees standing at attention ready to drink in all that life-giving water. I can never resist shooting some photos of the beauty of an early morning rain. It’s real life.

Real life that comes from Jesus is just like that. From our innermost being flow rivers of living water. And we thrive and grow. And we enjoy the most blessed intimacy with our Lord.

In Week 6, Days 4-7 of A Heart On Fire we studied the fact that Christ lives in us and what it means to live the exchanged life. I loved the words of S.D. Gordon when he spoke of what it really is like to walk with Christ. He summed it up by saying, “He is here: it’s the Master’s touch.” And so it is that we enjoy the very real and true presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is real life.

Today, may you enjoy Him, walk with Him, talk with Him, and experience real, thriving, flourishing life!

Your assignment this week is the Week 7, Days 1-7, in A Heart On Fire.

♥ God bless you as you continue this great adventure of knowing Him!

Catherine

Sola Scriptura

In our discussion, I would love for all of us to share the answers to these questions: What is the most encouraging truth about Christ as your life for you? What was your favorite part of your study this week?

Please comment.

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