Colossians 3:1-3 (KJV) If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
When Jamie realized that he was only boasting without power, it was almost too late. He had boasted before a certain notorious witch in his neighborhood that her dark powers could not hurt him because his life was hidden in Christ. But he was not living under the authority of Christ but was living as though Christ existed to please him. He was so afflicted by the power of that witch that he needed to call some of his brethren to pray for him because life was leaving him. After they prayed for him, he realized that he needed to humble himself and be discipled by them. One of the first things he learned from them was that he needed to live the crucified life. He needed to come to terms with the fact that His life no longer existed to please himself but to please God alone.
From the last part of today’s scripture, we can see that it is when we are dead that our lives are hidden with Christ in God. When we die to the old life of pleasing ourselves, we would awaken to the new life that is hidden with Christ in God. The life that is hidden with Christ in God is not the self-pleasing life but the new life that is allowed to spring forth because the old life has been crucified and buried(see Romans 6:1-4).
Go into today remembering that our guarantee for ultimate security is living the crucified life that allows the life and power of Christ to manifest.