Being ‘in the Lord’

Ephesians 6:10 talks about us being strengthened in the Lord. So often we need that strength, but we try and find it by gritting our teeth and getting on with the task in hand. Is there a better way?

It all comes to what it means to be ‘in the Lord’. Because we have Christ in us, we are ‘in the Lord’ – but that is not to assume that every word we speak is prompted by him. When we next need something, be it patience, strength, wisdom, love, let’s take a moment to switch off from everything around us, to remember that we do indeed bear his name, his presence, and commit that need to him. This need not be a long process, just to say the word ‘Jesus’ would do it – let’s see what happens.

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