“If the Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from death, lives in you, then he who raised Christ from death will also give life to your mortal bodies by the presence of his Spirit in you”. Romans 8:11 GNT
One of the secrets to finding meaning in this life is to understand what God means in regard to having Christ dwell in your heart. To ‘dwell’ means to give Christ full permission to take up full residence by His Spirit in your heart.
The idea is letting Jesus come into your heart and life that He may be a ruling master, so that He may take every part of your life and use it for His Father’s purposes. Your first and most important meaning of being created is that you reflect the likeness of Christ through all you do.
You are created for His glory not your own. What God is saying is, “Let Me tell you what your purpose is and then you can start to enjoy your life.” This is why the Holy Spirit moved the apostle Paul to write, “…He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.” (II Cor. 5:15)
You will find the real meaning of your life as you let the Holy Spirit dwell within your heart. Allowing Jesus to be both Savior and Lord of your life literally brings your soul, which was once dead in sin, back to life. (Rom. 8:11)
Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians is also for us today, “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” (Eph. 3:16-17)