Jesus in You

March 13, 2014
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Jesus in You

I recently read a passage out of Luke Chapter 1 that really jumped out at me:

“And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.Luke 1:41-44

The day I read this passage, was the same day that I had received a Voxer message from a very special friend.  Hearing her voice made me feel just like Elizabeth when she heard the voice of Mary!  No, I’m not pregnant (trusting God’s timing), but here’s the awesome part: hearing my friends voice, was like hearing the voice of Jesus. She was God’s voice to me, in a time when I needed a word of encouragement and prayer.

When I read this passage, I realized for the first time, that although Elizabeth’s baby leaped for joy inside his mamma’s womb at the sound of Mary’s voice, it wasn’t because Mary spoke, or even that she walked into the room: it was JESUS IN HER!

Mary was simply a willing vessel, yielded to God, for such a time as this.  Other than the amazing fact that Mary gave birth to the Son of God, how are we any different than her?  If we are full of the Holy Spirit, then His power within us brings JOY & HOPE to those around us!

“To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.Colossians 1:27

Friend, Christ in YOU, the hope of glory!  Like the infamous saying goes, “You may be the only Jesus people see!”  What do you want Him to look like to the world?

All the dreams we hold in our hearts & walk out in faith, yielded to Jesus, become blessings poured out on the thirstiest of souls, the driest of hearts & the weariest of souls.  Friends, WE get to be vessels Jesus can use for His glory! Isn’t that amazing? And oh the responsibility.

“He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?”
Micah 6:8

No longer can we point to someone else as being the vessel Jesus wants to use:
He wants me & He wants you.

Jesus in me,

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  1. Alecia on March 13, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Amen. Several years back I didn’t think I was enough of anything to be used by God. And one day he whispered “why not you?” it was so very clear. I looked up and thought, yeah, why not me??
    We each can be used for Him but first we have to believe we are usable. That day was sort of my wake up call and set a fire into my spirit.
    I hope your words here today start a spark in someone!!!

    • Satin P on March 13, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      He’s definitely using YOU, friend! So grateful to have you in my life & in my corner! Speak on! ♥

  2. Mary on March 13, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Micah 6:8 has lifted me out of despair so many times when I feel I have failed the Lord. Your words, Satin, are so encouraging. Warms my heart to see how the Lord is using you. Write on, Bestie!

    • Satin P on March 13, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      It’s an honor to write for the Lord! Love you to the moon, Sweet Mom & Best Friend! xoxo

  3. Sharyn Wilbraham on March 13, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Hi Satin:), Your email reply really uplifted my soul…and you are welcome. Taking the time is simply what Jesus did and still does. Then i read this post on being a vessel carrying the “hope of glory”…wow. Your point about Elizabeth leaping because of Jesus “in”Mary is something I hadn’t understood before. Thank you Holy Spirit.

    Well let’s keep on pressing in, following hard after Him. May you be taken deeper into Him as deep calls unto deep. Holy Spirit flood every part of Satin’s being with hope that her desires haven’t gone unheard and strength to continue pliable in your hands. Luke 1:v37. Blessings. Sharyn

    • Satin P on March 18, 2014 at 9:23 AM

      Thank you, Sharyn, for the lovely comment & prayer! Truly appreciate your encouragement & love! Have a blessed day! ♥

  4. Angie Tolpin on March 18, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    LOVE this Satin! So beautiful! I use this scripture in my book {on childbirth – obviously}, but I LOVE how the Lord has made it relevant to you today! Amen Sister. Yes, Jesus in US! I am visiting from West Coast Christian Bloggers. And will share on Twitter @AngieTolpin & Pinterest!

    • Satin P on March 18, 2014 at 9:45 AM

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Angie, I truly appreciate it! Isn’t it a beautiful gift when God’s Word comes alive & becomes personal to us? I just love it! So grateful you stopped by! Love to you today! ♥

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Satin is a writer, wife and stepmom encouraging others through the hard days, bringing the Scriptures alive through life-application and drawing them closer to Jesus.

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