Verse of the day
And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”
It helps a believer to understand that a product of his pursuit of God is the complete loss of who he was before he received the gift of salvation and a commensurate revelation of the nature and attributes of Christ through him. Having this always at the back of our minds causes us to always ask, “how well do I look like Christ? How much of Him do I appear to have become? How much of His authority, foresight, peace, calm and quiet confidence do I exude? Is my reaction to sin the same as His? Do I love as He loves?”
Positive responses to these questions indicate growth while negative responses reveal the opposite: for growth isn’t seen in how well we exhibit the gifts of the Spirit or how many souls we win but in our conformity to the nature and person of Christ.
God desires that we are daily lost in Him, in His will. The more engaged we are in His will, the more our mortality is swallowed up in our immortal nature. This means that the world sees way less of ourselves and more of Jesus, and should anyone seek us, they’d find us right in Him.
As we engage Him, we find ourselves arriving at a place where He is all that’s left of us, a place where we become totally lost in Him. And God is expansive for this reason, that all may have enough room to be lost in Him and in the wonder of His world.
Daddy, help me realize and live with the truth that, in Christ, my life is none of mine and all of yours. Help me to keep seek You until I am fully and wholly submerged in You.
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