And he is still doing it. Jesus is alive today and living his life through you. Remember, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal. 2:20). Paul says the whole mystery of the gospel comes down to this: “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27).
Christ is your life and your breath and your hope and your courage. In him you live and breathe and have your being. And apart from him, you can do nothing (John 15:5). But once you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, received his death in your place, received his forgiveness for your sins, invited him to take his rightful place and rule your heart, you will never be apart from Christ again.
You are in the palm of his hand, and nothing take can you out. That’s the secret to becoming ourselves! We increasingly lean on Jesus, calling on him to live his life through us. And as he does, we are transformed into the very image of God. We discover the brilliant truth that the more his we become, the more ourselves we become.
The more we know Jesus as he really is, the more we love him. The more we love him, the more our lives are transformed. You are beautiful, and your beauty is increasing. It’s growing. Really! We are courageous women of God and becoming more so!
He is the one who gives us the confidence to become. He will give you courage as he lives his life through you.