Thomas Merton once wrote that “Some people live for God, some people live with God, and some people live in God.” Now, the for and the with are great, don’t get me wrong, but living in Christ should be the goal of us all. And, as Paul so clearly states in these verses, living in Christ is his chief desire for us. And not only living in Christ, but living continuously in Christ. That is the key to life in the Spirit—continual union with God in Christ. For if we continue to live in him, we will be rooted and built up in him, strengthened in our faith and overflowing with thanksgiving. I don’t know about you, but that’s the kind of life I’m looking for.
Live your life in me today, Lord Jesus, that I might live my life in you. Amen.