It was my Auntie Doris, who with the best intentions in a passing remark once said to me, “You look just like your Dad; I can see Billy living on through you.” My Aunt of course, meant it as a compliment, a word of reassurance but it made me think, where my identity is, is it foremost in the physical and genetic atoms inherited from my parents. Unfortunately, when I look in the mirror as I grow older the more I look like my dad.
In the same way as I grow older with Christ living inside me, the more I resemble God my father. Jesus was the perfect representation of the father and I am united with the fullness of Christ living inside.
I have an exchanged life in Christ not a changed life. All that there is for me is to live in the reality of who I am, I can see who I am in the spirit by looking into the spiritual mirror. The Bible is Gods spiritual mirror, it is his love letter to me, it shows me everything God has provided for me by His grace, it shows me how my Father is and the love that has been deposited inside me.
As I renew my mind by the words of God through grace, my new exchanged life permeates through my mind and starts to eradicate all the bad, corrosive residue of my old, dead sinful flesh.
When my soul and body agree with my Christ centered spirit, then the supernatural flow of Christ’s life flows out of me into the physical world around me. I release the life of God by living and receiving the grace of God.