NOTICING CHRIST WITHIN
I’ve been doing a multiple
sessions lately, both through teaching and in guided meditation on
NOTICING CHRIST WITHIN. We get questions on a regular basis from
friends, in person and online about ‘how do I live this spiritual
life?” “How do I walk in the Spirit?” I received the question
again today on social media. And, it’s a beautiful question!
Firstly, I want to say how
important it is! AND, firstly how important it is to know that the
HOW is far less important than the WHO! Truth is, because Jesus is
fully God and fully man, YOU ARE ALREADY WALKING IN THE SPIRIT.
What!?! (See our vicarious Man resources. Or check out the Mediation
of Christ by T.F. Torrance.) You are already included in something
that you CAN participate in, yet even if you don’t, you are already
in it. He has secured us into His Tri-une relationship! Wow…HOLY
The Bible talks about praying
continually, pray always, speak as if speaking the very oracles of
God, walking in the Spirit, and keeping in step with the Spirit.
All of these realities are
One. And, without tangibly experiencing them, our lives are shallow,
fruitless, empty, and just straight up BORING!
Good news is, participating in
this Holy Ghost life isn’t just easy it’s EFFORTLESS. I like to
use the word “noticing” and “going with the flow,” some
others have described it as, “receiving a gift,” or “tuning
in,” but tbh all the analogies fail at some point. When you’re
aware of Jesus in you, all I can say is, it’s effortless and the
greatest life imaginable!!
PARTICIPATING IN HIS LIFE
One of the biggest things I
think most folks have missed out on is simply NOTICING THE LIVING
PRESENCE OF JESUS ALREADY FLOWING from their innermost being. And,
for me, I literally had to be made aware of the River of Jesus’
Glory flowing from my actual belly. Like it says in John 7:37, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
not metaphorical, but literal. Noticing His living virtue from the
depths of my being, at my core, even flowing from my being!
is so much to just enjoying the relationship we’ve been included
into in these moments when we just notice God with us, in us. We
begin to become aware of all the little words, and big words, and the
wordless communications within our Tri-union. Little jokes in the day
to day. Comforting senses arise. Waves of Glory bubbling up and
wafting through. If this isn’t your experience yet, set aside time
to notice, aka contemplate, aka meditate, until it becomes a
lifestyle of noticing God all the time. This relationship is there now
in your body, in your being, in your room! Whoa, there’s the
Glory!! We are drunk in His love!
WALKING WITH GOD IS NEVER FAR
AWAY OR OFF IN THE FUTURE
When we know that despite
whatever circumstances are going on around us, or wherever we have
been in our headspace, there is a River flowing from our innermost
being THEN we can notice that flow, and participate with the Glory in
FEEL THE FRUIT OF HOLY SPIRIT
IN YOUR CORE
One of the biggest things to
NOTICE in Christ in you, is the beautiful fruit that emanates from
His being. Galatians 5 fruit is flowing from your belly right now,
effortlessly, and the lie has been that you don’t know how to walk
in it. The victim mentality, or religion, or whatever other lie has
come along to tell you that you can’t notice it in you right now.
IT’S A LIE. Feel Holy Spirit inside, begin to speak in tongues,
laugh His laughter, and let the River flow.
You will begin to be moved by
His compassion, His love, Mama Holy Spirit’s comforting Being. This
is what you have been set free to walk in.
And, we walk in the Spirit,
simply by noticing Her there at any time, and going with Her flow!
– Matt Spinks