The Infilling

I am captivated by the concept that heavenly treasure can reside in earthen vessels, imperfect people filled with the Spirit of God:

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing…” 1 Corinthian 4:7-8

I also wonder why God would risk abiding in broken people.

Even the most together of us has suffered some form of disappointment, disillusionment, or devastation that has tweaked us irrevocably.

Cracked vessels. That’s what we are.

And yet, when we come to that place of humility in which we realize we need a Savior, He promise to fill us, dwell in us, and seep through the cracks we contain.

For this I am eternally grateful.

*Here’s an interesting post about the difference between indwelling and infilling that I found after I wrote my post.

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.”

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