In Christ: I Have a Life Hidden With Him

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 6 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 twenty-seven with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, can have a life that is hidden in Christ.

I Have a Life Hidden In Christ

“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:3 (NIV)

When was the last time you played a good game of hide-and-seek?  What was your best hiding place?  What made it so good?  When hiding, what are some secrets to being able to blend in with your surroundings?  What principles do you think are used in designing effective camouflage clothing?  Do you think desert camo would work well on a woodland hunting excursion?  Why or why not?

I am not a hunter so as I walk through the major sporting goods stores I am surprised at the many variations of camouflage clothing.  The manufacturers, and users, have discovered that if you want to be hidden in an environment then you must become like it as much as possible.  I have a life hidden with Him when I put on Christ and become as much like Him as possible!  As you pray, ask God to help you focus not on blending in with the world, but on blending in to the image of Christ!  Pray that your life would be so hidden in Christ that He is all that others see.  Pray that the people around you would be found in Christ so they too would be hidden in Him.

In prayer,

Tom  

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