Tuesday, May 5, 2009

God's Pursuit of Man: Part 1

Chapter 1: The Eternal Continuum

“Whatever else it embraces; true Christian experience must always include a genuine encounter with God. Without this, religion is but a shadow, a reflection of reality, a cheap copy of an original once enjoyed by someone else of whom we have heard.”
(Page 10)

I have every right to claim all for myself, knowing that an infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.” (Page 13)

Tozer begins our journey by defining the infinite ability, size and majesty of God. He begins where we all must begin to truly understand our salvation and the God who has saved us. Regardless of where our journey in this life begins or ends, God was there before, and will go on after. He has ALWAYS been and always will be.

The Word of God tells us “He is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end”. It matters not where we have been or where we are going, our God has been there and will be there, but most importantly He is wherever we are RIGHT NOW!! For many of us it is easy to see God’s hand in our past, and where God will be in our future, but it is in our present that we fail to grasp the existence and power of our King. “For all our fears we are not alone. Our trouble is that we think of ourselves as being alone.”

We need a personal experience of God. We are not experiencing God or true salvation without a personal touch, and revelation from Him. And, oh, how sweet it is, this part of the continual process of blessed salvation. Regardless of what it takes no time or pain spent growing and learning who He is will be wasted or not worth the sacrifice. There is no painless road to take for life everlasting and freedom in Christ.

We need God now, we need Him today, and we need an encounter with the Almighty, right now. Our God is able to give all of Himself to you and your situation right now, claim for yourself all of Him for all of your needs. No matter how big, no matter how small, He is fully able and fully present to touch not only your situation but your life as well.

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2 comments:

Jaime said...

I really liked the part that our God is big enough to share all of himself with each of us individually.
I do agree that it is often harder to find God in the present; but I'm glad He is there and I am looking for Him more than I have in the past.
Thanks for doing this; I'm excited!!

Catherine ~ The Purple Pear ~ said...

This really hit me:
"Regardless of what it takes no time or pain spent growing and learning who He is will be wasted or not worth the sacrifice. There is no painless road to take for life everlasting and freedom in Christ."

I am just beginning to realize this in my life... just scratching the surface... it's been very exciting! :)

Thanks for doing this!