How are you doing with the Jesus factor?

Earth in HandsWhat if someone were to observe our life in detail, from outside?

Certainly God knows the number of hairs on our head, but most people do not even know if we have hair to comb. Mark Twain once said, “People would care less about what others thought about us, if the realized how seldom they do!”

Yet we know that God cares. He knows us and to some degree, we know ourselves. But to most other people in this world, we are but a prop in a sea of people, playing on the stage of the drama of nothingness. We exist and we are acknowledged in part by but a very few. Opinions vary as to our life, our value and our character, but for the most part, the world has no opinion of us nor does it care.

But what if, our life and the intimate details of it were revealed to everyone on the planet?

  • What would their opinion be of the God that we serve and the faith that we declare?
  • What would it say about the relationship that is available between God and man?
  • What would we want others to know about us and our God?
  • What would there reaction be?
  • Would they want to emulate our life?
  • Would they be attracted to our God?
  • When asked these questions, do you feel guilty or excited?

The objective is not to produce guilt but to stimulate us to think about our own intimacy with God and of the potential that is there, but may as yet be imperfectly implemented. You see, as we are fully and completely known to God, God desires to be fully known to us.

Ephesians 1: 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

One of the most powerful verses in the Bible, gives us a picture of the purpose of God in Christ, and though Him to us. We are to, not just have information about God, but to be the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way.

BibleThe writer of this verse, the Apostle Paul, is not speaking about our having good church services. He is not talking about correcting our doctrinal statement to conform to orthodoxy. He is not talking about the hierarchical structures of church life. He is not talking about denominational affiliation. He is not talking about the color of your clothing or the fabric of your religious covering. He is talking about your being the exact expression of Jesus, in all that He is and all that He represents, in love, power, beauty, and in the application of His glory to the planet on which we live.

Here is a picture of our destiny. Here is a potential that we can actualize once we envision it. Here is the purpose of the eternal into the nature of the natural that He created. Here is the redemption from the fall back to the rule of man over the planet He placed in our care. Here is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, transcendent over national issues, political uncertainty, violence, war and hatred. Here is the final epic conclusion of the plan of the Eternal – His people being the expression of His total nature and character.

The image of who I am in the present is not all that God has ordained. He is in me to be the expression of all things that are in Him.

He is there! Present! Ready!

Let Him be seen and expressed through you! Be bold, He will be all that He is as you realize all that you are to be.

Pastor Dave