One of our most enduring characteristics as a species has always to to complicate the simple. It’s in our very nature to want MORE. MORE control, MORE answers, MORE ice cream – it doesn’t matter what it is we just want MORE. The idea of this has invaded every element and the very fiber of our being, which is the opposite of the “what” that God has for each of us.
“He (Jesus) was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.” – 1 Peter 1:20-23
The reason “His Grace is sufficient for me” is that the cross of Christ was enough for me!
Let the above statement and scripture soak in for a while, for a long while, a very long while. Until we see that “what” was done was in fact enough we will not be able to know the Love from Above which is “what” God Is.
The “what” that most believe is the “god of MORE” or the god of self improvement. In short this “god” tells you to work hard, obey MORE laws and focus on religious achievement instead of Love.
Looking at the passage above there are 2 keys that stand out:
1)Christ purified us by what He did! He finished it all we need to do is believe it!
2)Now our Souls sole focus needs to be growing in “sincere Love” DEEP LOVE for one another!
This next week I will start a short series of devotionals on “the god of MORE” in the hopes that we can begin to see that which causes our pain, seperates us from Gods Love and seperates us from each other as well. I pray you will join me on this journey.