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How Great is our God


How Great is our God

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.” Colossians 2:9-10

All the characteristics of Christ, as God and man, are open to us.
All the fullness of the God, however we try to comprehend what that means, is ours to ponder and experience. He can’t actually give us the attributes of God, but He has done all that can be done, because He has made

His divine power and Deity secondary to our salvation, and we have been “given fullness in Christ“.

Stand tall, friend, and behold the Lord Jesus tying the whole of His divine Godhead to His chariot of salvation! How vast are His grace, faithfulness, immutability, power, and limitless knowledge! All these are by the Lord Jesus made the pillars of the temple of salvation, and all, without any dimming of their majesty, are given to us as our endless inheritance.

The unfathomable love of the Savior’s heart is all ours!
Every jewel in the crown of majesty, the immensity of divine knowledge, and the sternness of divine justice, are all ours. The whole of Christ, the Son of God, is given to us to richly enjoy. His wisdom is our direction, His knowledge our instruction, His power our protection, His justice our security, His love our comfort, His mercy our solace, and His faithfulness our trust.

He keeps nothing hidden for Himself. He opens the depths of the Mount of God and calls us to dig in its mines for its hidden treasures. “All, all, all are yours,” He says, “be satisfied with favor and full of the goodness of the Lord.” How sweet it is to witness Jesus, and to call on Him with confidence as we seek exactly what He has already faithfully promised: “fullness in Christ”

Question: Which of God’s many glorious attributes stands out to you the most today?

Originally written by Charles H. Spurgeon.
Used by Permission
Updated to modern English by Darren Hewer, 2009


Spirituality

Spirituality is a popular subject these days. Whole stores are filled with books and various gadgets that are sold to help one get in touch spiritually. There is just so much out there and at times one can feel confused about it all.

In these days of growing awareness in the spiritual and the supernatural, God gives us guidance as to what to watch for. He tells us how to grow in our spiritual life without confusion. He spells it out for us quite simply:

“Grow in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18)

True spirituality moves you toward knowledge of Jesus as the Influencer of your heart. If something or someone other than Jesus takes front and center stage in your search for spirituality, be on guard. Guard your heart from merely knowledge of religious facts or focusing on special powers or energy. True spirituality is allowing Jesus’ influence on your heart to reflect change in the way you handle yourself. It is His power at work in you.

If you desire to develop spiritually, allow Jesus to influence your heart and your choices in a greater way today. Allow His influence to cause you to turn from the choices that exclude Him, and to accept His forgiveness. Ask for His wisdom to help you determine if a particular activity or source of information will increase your understanding of how Jesus can influence your heart and your life. Anything less is a cheap counterfeit.

Father God, There is so much out there today on spirituality. Please help me to grow in my knowledge of Jesus and His strength in my life as my Savior. Help me to grow in allowing Your influence upon my heart in such a way that it changes how I live. Forgive me for the times when I have focused on spirituality that was not centered on Jesus. Help me to be discerning and wise as I grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, my Lord and my Savior. In His strong name I pray, amen.

Question: How can you seek to grow spiritually in the next week, month, and year?

by Gail Rodgers
Used by Permission

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