Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Mighty God We Serve

Pink and White Rose Flower

God formed us, the animals of the earth and the birds in the heavens, from the dust of the earth, breathed breath into our nostrils, and we became a living soul (Genesis 2:7, 19).

He calls us to care for one another, to pay attention when we see another person in distress, and to listen with compassion and pray about what God would have us do to help them (Genesis 42:21).

He calls us to an ever-deepening union with Him. How can a human being on earth experience intimacy with a supreme being in heaven? What is the connection that allows this phenomenon to occur?

The common denominator is Jesus Christ. He is God in the flesh, who left His glorious home in heaven to take on the form of a human being, pay our sin debt and to make it possible for anyone who chooses to, to abide in the presence of the divine forever.

Jesus was, is and is to come. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He existed before there was time and He will rule and reign for eternity (John 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:24). He is our ever-living, ever-loving Savior and Lord.

We are co-heirs with Him of the true riches of God's Kingdom, and He fills our treasuries from His abundance. He existed before the fountains of the ocean depths, the celestial orbs, the firmament over the earth, and the terra firma of the earth (Job 15:7-8).

He gave boundaries to the oceans and they cannot cross those limits without His decree (Job 38:10-11; Psalm 104:6-9; Jeremiah 5:22); yet, He condescends to delight in us (John 1:2; Psalm 16:3).

Father God, we can rest in the fact that You really do love us and have a predetermined path for our life (Ephesians 2:10). It is on this path, chosen for us by You, that our trails cease to trouble us and diminish in frequency and intensity.

If we will respond humbly to Your call on our life, You manifest Your love for us in Your provision of Jesus to pay the penalty of our sin and to guarantee a place for us in Your Kingdom. We praise You for Your provision for us in all things.

Thought for the Day:
As we make the major emphasis of our life to know God, and Jesus whom He sent, we grow in our intimacy with the Trinity and experience eternal life now while we continue to dwell on this earth.

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