It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion. Over the next 16 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”. Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.
Here is day seventeen with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, have been seated with Christ.
I Am Seated With Christ
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.“
Ephesians 2:6 (NIV)
Where do you like to sit when you attend a concert, movie, or performance? Are you more concerned about where you are seated or about who you are seated with? Who is the most important person that you have ever been seated near? How did that make you feel? How would it make you feel to be invited to a seat of honor at an event?
There have been many times in my prayer ministry travels that I have longed to be seated with the first class passengers as I walk through on my way to coach seating. While that has not yet happened, in Christ I have something better — I have been seated with Christ in the heavenly realms! As you pray, ask God to help you remember that you have been invited and placed in a seat far above any first class accommodations. Pray that you would never lose sight of the eternal reward that belongs to all who are in Christ. Pray for a spirit of humility that would remind you that it is by God’s love, not by your goodness, that you have been seated with Christ. Pray that others would also be seated with Christ.