Here’s the paradox in Jesus’ teaching

What I want I must give

The next part is even harder

I don’t have it to give

So what must I do?

I must let him invade me

must let him live in me

in order to give

what I do not have to give

Only then will I discover

that he has given me

all I need

and I have become

something I never was before



               “For God has chosen to make known among you the riches of his glory.                   And this is the secret: Christ lives in you.”

~Colossians 1:27

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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8 Responses to Complete

  1. cote8050 says:

    so lovely, thank you 🙂

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  2. Beautifully written, Mitch. This is the Gospel.

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  3. Great Sunday read! Thank you. I felt it. He does live in me, and I still need to be reminded.

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  4. Amen! This was wonderful.

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  5. oneta hayes says:

    Yes. He adds what we lack, if we will just stand still for the adjusting!

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  6. Amen! What a great reminder of how His ways are not our ways… and how much we need Him to do life His way! 👍🏼😊

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  7. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Beautifully said, Mitch. You’ve highlighted two glorious facets of the good news: Jesus makes us better versions of ourselves, and we become completely satisfied in Him. That’s a good place to start with the Thanks-giving!

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