Wednesday, October 10, 2018

“Come Further, See More”

"Come Further, See More"
    Even dedicated believers in the Lord Jesus Christ see relatively little of God's presence and involvement in this present lifetime.

    "In Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).
    "We walk by faith, not by sight" (II Corinthians 5:7).

     The magnitude of our Lord's working, along with our presently limited capacity for spiritual perception, keep us from realizing how much He fills the entirety of our existence.  We seek Him, as motivated, led, and enabled by the Holy Spirit, informed by His Word, and encouraged by fellow believers.  We find Him along the way far more than enough to live in the faith and faithfulness of Christ's presence in our hearts.  However, the Apostle Paul taught us that regardless of how far we have ventured into the light of God, His bright and shining sun - Son - beckons us to come further, see more, and be progressively amazed by the Lord's goodness and greatness.

    "If any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know" (I Corinthians 8:2).

    Find the most godly Christian on the planet.  He or she knows nothing yet as can be known of the glory of God.  We've all just barely embarked on our eternal journey into seeing, knowing, and responding to the Great Fact of all reality.  The One in whom we "live and move and have our being" is infinite in His Person, way, and presence.  Thus, in this lifetime and even in eternity, new glories await us.  Moreover, the sun will rise upon a day that offers possibilities to see God's saturating presence and perpetual working in His creation, and in our lives.  This is that day, or as the Psalmist declared, "This is the day which the Lord hath made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24).  Let us then set forth in the awareness of the Great Fact, in thanksgiving for what we have seen, and in the acknowledgment of "nothing yet" as we "ought to know."  No more thrilling prospect can present itself to our needy heart, as offered by the Heart of He who promises possibilities of glory and wonder as we come further and see more…

"Call unto Me, and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not."
(Jeremiah 33:3)
"I will look for Him."
(Isaiah 8:17)

Weekly Memory Verse
    "Come unto Me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me.  For I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
(Matthew 11:28-30)

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