Thursday, February 15, 2018

“A Journey Into God”

"A Journey Into God"

     For the born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, every day of life involves a journey into God.

     "To live is Christ" (Philippians 1:21).

    Such glory is factual and actual whether or not we remember that we are in Christ, and Christ is in us.  Of course, we presently "see through a glass darkly" (I Corinthians 13:12).   We all miss so much as earthly realities cloud our spiritual perception and awareness.  We forget, or are distracted, or sometimes choose to disbelieve the involved presence of the  One in whom "we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).  The truth nevertheless remains that our Heavenly Father beckons us into the glories of His heart, mind, character, nature, and way.  "Call unto Me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not" (Jeremiah 33:3).  His Spirit works in us to maintain and strengthen our wakefulness to a life of wonder as lived in God, and a journey into glories presently known by faith rather than sight.  

    Much of our experience involves anticipation, even as the Psalmist declared, "My expectation is from Him" (Psalm 62:5).  Will we open the window of our hearts to gaze upward, outward, and away as we venture into the realm of God's reality?  Or do the aforementioned earthly realities discourage the confidence that our Lord awaits us in every venue, and even journeys with us as we go?  The choice is ours, a choice perpetually offered for our consideration by the indwelling Holy Spirit, the Word of God, fellow believers, and even the world in which we live.  "I will look for Him" (Isaiah 8:17).  We won't see all in this present life, or even in eternity as we voyage into an infinite God whose being comprises a sea without shore, and a horizon that forever beckons us to come further.  We can see much, however, or at least more than we have.  We will live this day and all others in Christ.  He will live this day in us.  Factual.  Actual.  For the believer, nothing changes the truth of the voyage, or the eternal course set by our Lord.  The only issue involves our awareness, as based on anticipation whereby we open the window of our hearts through which we realize the reality of our journey into God.

"He is thy life."
(Deuteronomy 30:20)
"They looked unto Him and were lightened."
(Psalm 34:5)

Weekly Memory Verse
   Rejoice the soul of Thy servant: for unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
(Psalm 86:4)    

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