Look Earnestly Inwards – Christ Works from the Inside Out

1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

God’s greatest focus and the devil’s greatest target is our inner self. The Bible declares that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. It further states that it is from the inside of a man all evil thoughts and actions are developed. No man develops a perfect photograph in the noonday sun. You have to take it into the darkroom to develop it.

True development starts within, in the inner self. Our redemption, healing, understanding of prosperity and proper self-esteem all start on the inside. So too, every evil work starts on the inside. So what becomes of you in the physical realm is dependent on what you invest in your inner self.

I have come to realise that although Christ may live in a person, the person must cooperate with Christ for him or her to manifest His limitless power. You may have sugar but it is the application of the substance that sweetens things up. You need to open yourself up to Christ-like thinking and mentality. Begin to see life through the mirror of Christ and suddenly your mountains become molehills.

I remember some years ago we wanted to purchase a property and when we arrived at the auctioneer’s office he asked us how much money we had to spend. We told him the amount (as at the time we were oblivious of the standard amount required to purchase a property) and the guy was shocked at the low price we indicated and suggested that he will call us when something in our price range came up. Needless to say that he never called back.

After looking around for a while we discovered that we were not in a position to buy any form of property. So we backed-up to build our faith because as at that time we could not see how and where such an amount will come from. But after 8 months of faith building we had developed the mind of Christ in us to the level of seeing the possibility of purchasing the property we wanted even after prices had increased over the months.

What happened within 8 months was that we got more acquainted with Christ in us and adopted His mindset and agreed with Him. Then we stepped into a new realm in the flow of possibilities.

What is it that seems bigger than you? Step back and look inwards; begin to develop the Christ nature in you and agree with your new nature which says you can do all things through Christ who infuses you with supernatural strength.

Further reading

1 John 5:4, Romans 8:37

Personal declaration for the day

Jesus Christ is greater than my problems. I am in Christ Jesus and he is in me. The greater one is me therefore I will overcome every problem that I am facing. Today, I will walk in victory in Jesus’ name.

Questions for you to reflect on

Do you know you have the presence of God residing in you?

Are you aware that you can tap into His divine power for your victory today?