Lloyd Olgive said in his book You are Loved and Forgiven that the Christian is the dwelling place of Christ. ” … the glorious riverbed of the flowing streams of the living Lord. The experience of the indwelling Christ has transformed both my personal life and my ministry. When I was gripped by this liberating experience it set me free from compulsive efforts to earn my status with God by being good enough. It replenished the parched places of my soul that kept my Christian life a constant dry spell. The indwelling ?Christ gave me all that I had previously worked to achieve, studied to understand, and struggled to accomplish,”
As a winner in the race you have that rest that God promised … the peace that passes all understanding You have been liberated from the struggles and labor of trying to get all the good things that God has promised to those who believe. You know that they are yours and you take them for yourself and use them daily.
As a winner you let the word that can discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart be your guide in all that you do so that you can think with the mind of Christ and react with his emotions. You will follow Jesus as a sheep follows his shepherd until you know his every move – his very thoughts.
Discernment has a price. You must eliminate distractions, practice daily, and train constantly. You will spend your time with your greatest love, and hunger and thirst after righteousness. Forgetting those things which are behind, you press on toward the high calling of God which is in Christ Jesus. The difference is worth the distance run. You will glue your eyes to the goal – Jesus – and run with endurance.
Prayer: Teach me your way, O Lord; I will walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. I will praise you, O my god, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. For great is your mercy toward me, and you have delivered my soul from the depths of hell.