Posts Tagged ‘realize’

I’ve been thinking a lot about the scripture where Christ says “If you’ve seen Me, you’ve seen the Father.” He doesn’t seem to be saying, that in Him we can see some of the Father or a glimpse of the Father. It sounds like He’s telling us that if you want to see God, look here, if you want to know God look to me. Why do we so often think of Jesus as only a partial representation of God, or the nice part? I think Christ is the complete realization of God.

This from E. Stanley Jones today, “The resurrection of Jesus is not something in history to be looked at and admired and rejoiced in ; it is something to be appropriated and lived by—something that works in us. The same power, which turned the most abject defeat in history – the defeat of the cross – into the most glorious victory in history – the victory of the Resurrection – is available in Christ now.”

Imagine the implications of realizing this in our lives.

There will always be people around that take advantage of others in order to get what they want or what they think they need. This demonstrates a lack of trust in God to carry out His promises. They believe that in order accomplish their wishes they have to do it themselves, usually at the expense of those around them.

When we are trusting and experiencing God’s infinite love for us, there is no way we can keep it all for ourselves. The very nature of love is giving. His love is realized through intimacy with Him and one of the results of that intimacy is the ability to know when, how, and with who we are to share. Like we said yesterday, there is nothing more exciting.