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Monday, May 27, 2013

Delighting our Souls In Him

     "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." Rev. 1:8.

     God is telling us something about who He is in this passage, and it's deep. At first it may seem like He is saying that since He is the beginning (Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet) and the end (Omega is the last letter), that there is an end to Him, but when you think about it, if He is both, than He is saying He just keeps going on and on and on; that He has no beginning and no end. That reality in itself is beyond our human understanding. The very concept of eternal (without beginning and without end) cannot be grasped with our finite minds.
     So, it is with our spirits that we must tap into the very essence of who God is, and we can do that by our spirits only. Is it possible to use our spirits, and not our minds while we are yet still in our earthly bodies? I believe we can, but it takes some practice to do so.
     Back to the perpetual God who has decided to have connection with us, His creation. How does the reality that He is eternal impact our being? For one thing, it suggests that we can't touch Him, as He is elusive and beyond us on one hand, and then the fact that He makes Himself available to us to touch and know, is both astounding, endearing, and awe-inspiring. By being eternal, (without beginning and without ending) makes Him so big in comparison to us, yet He, lives in us, if we have chosen to accept His Son Jesus' sacrifice on our behalf.
     That in itself, should confirm to us that we too, are eternal; that eternal life is ours. Christ in us, is the hope of glory. As He lives, so will we live eternally.
     Also, being eternal means we can never get to the end of God because He has no end. He just keeps going on and on and on, so plumbing the depths of His glorious being can never end. Discovery of Him can be a daily adventure. If we seek Him, we will continue to find Him.
     Setting our spirit as a compass in search of Him and who He really is, can enrapture and enrich our souls' delight. Let's purpose to set sail to discover the riches He offers in Himself. We are made to connect with Him in this way, and be filled.

 "Why spend your money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in rich food. "-Isaiah 55:2.


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