Posts Tagged ‘fulfillment’

I pray that Jesus’ love for you is so very evident today, that he surrounds you with folks that care for you deeply and appreciate how much you care back. I pray that you have the opportunity and the courage to be real with those that can handle it and that peace and fulfillment occupy your heart and mind.

Then we can see God’s power working in us and through us. And what will be seen is love. Love is the anti self. I would define love as when you care more about someone than you do yourself. Jesus says love is the first and only commandment that all the law and prophets hang on this one thing. Love by nature is sacrificial. Christ’s example of love was sacrifice. Scripture says we are to die to self. When we come to understand this simple truth the results are astounding. Not only do we join God in changing the world, we are changed into His likeness and the futile pursuit of emptiness is replaced with the peace and fulfillment that only a life with Him can bring.

My favorite definition of God’s grace is, God’s gift of Himself to humankind. This gift is totally spontaneous, completely free, unexpected and most certainly undeserved. It’s the fulfillment of God’s plan from before time and the One that can bring completeness to each of us. We typically think of Jesus coming here as one of us to be the totality of this gift but it is so much more.

God’s offer of Himself to us includes everything that He is. All of the attributes that we’ve been looking at are for us to accept. He wants us to have it all: the gift of forgiveness through His death, the gift of eternity through His resurrection, the ability to know Him intimately and personally through Christ living in us, to hear His voice and be able to act on it through His Holy Spirit, to trust Him because of His veracity and on down the incredible list of who He is. It’s all for us.

This is the conclusion of our specific look at the attributes of God. This list is by no means the wholeness of God after all He is infinite. There is much more of Him to be discovered and all of that is for us too.