YOU ARE THE PERSON OF CHRIST EXPRESSED
In our elementary Christian life we are accustomed to think of right-living as things we do. As we mature in Christ transitioning from religion to sonship, we will know Godliness as who we are - not that we will need to be conscious of it. There is nothing contrived or compartmentalised in the life of a daughter or son. We are the expression of God and we live to express God into our environment.
The paradox here is that we will do Godliness not to earn sonship but because we are sons.
This is hard to believe for the religious mind and even harder to believe for the mind that has invested itself in obvious or subtle works designed to secure ‘entitlement.’ Thus we are not Godly because we ‘keep a Sabbath.’ We are Godly because as one with God we are A SABBATH. IN Jesus we become Lord of a Sabbath life.
In the Kingdom Jesus began we are not separated from God. Adam’s separation is over and Moses’ law is superseded by the incarnation. You have become a son in the Son of God. Your fellowship with God is Christ’s fellowship with Father and Holy Spirit.
“In perfect obedience, Jesus lived in the will of His Father daily. This obedience then becomes our obedience in Christ. We are not called to perform the will of God in and of ourselves, but with, though, and in Christ. We take part in His perfect obedience. The same goes for our prayer, our devotion, and every other aspect of our lives. We are wrapped up in Jesus Christ, in union with Him through the Spirit, and therefore, we share in all that He is.” (1)
We are free to have a program of devotions if we wish. But keep in mind that God is in you and not in these externalities. You have grown in Christ when you understand that Jesus has not ‘left you’ because you did not read your Bible today or sit in your prayer chair the other morning. God in His fullness is in you and with you continually. Your life is richer because it is lived in union with Him as your mode, rather than a compartmentalised in time and space.
The best prayer is neither public prayer or formal prayers. It’s a lived communion with Jesus who is never somewhere else. This is not an effort of your own. It’s the fact of His enjoyment and fellowship with you in what He promised was your normal state of being: ‘I will be with you and in you.’
(1) Morrison, S. D.. We Belong: Trinitarian Good News (p. 89). Beloved Publishing. Kindle Edition.