This is the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. The glorious riches of the mystery are this: Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:26-27, para.)
Father, You are all-in-all,
You are the boundless ocean of
a thousand magnificent blessings still
As I trust You with the simplicity of a child,
I am in You, and
You, the Great All-in-all, are in me.
Because You are in me,
I am far more than this corrupted, physical creature.
You are life, and
I am truly, eternally alive.
You are love, and
I begin to love as You love.
You are wonderful, and
already Your wonders peek out through me.
But because You are the Gardener,
forever growing magnificent wonders,
who I am becoming is infinitely more wonderful than who I am.
For I am in Christ, and
I am growing in Christ.
And when He appears, I will be like Him,
because I will see Him just as He is. (1 John 3:2, NASB, adapted)
When I am perfectly like
Your perfectly pleasing Son,
I will be perfectly pleasing to You,
my loving Father.
You will rejoice that
I am all You made me to be.
Realize who you are.
You are not your occupation or
You are not your
You are not your past.
You trusted Christ, and
now you are becoming like Him.
Look to Him—
He is your present and
you are a beloved child of Almighty God,
You are His heir and
Hymn: Now in Christ