We’ve got your daily encouragement, written by Travis Pate.
1 Corinthians 13:9-10
“For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.“
Last week, we were on vacation for Spring Break. I like vacations because we usually try to find a beach somewhere to sink our toes into the sand. I also like vacations because I get to quiet my mind. Usually it puts me in a place where I can think about the awesomeness and enormity of God. It’s pretty hard to wrap my head around who He is through His creation.
In a broken and sinful world, there is peace in thinking about these things. My heart burns with desire to know more about God and to grow in my relationship with Him. Just as God revealed himself and His plans to the prophets and heroes of our faith thousands of years ago, He gives us a glimpse of who He is.
There are pieces that I want that I can’t have. I want to know the whole story. I’m sure Isaiah and Daniel and Elijah did too. Hebrews 11 tells us, “These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.”
So, like them, we wait. We watch and wait and put our faith and hope in the One, who is love, knowing that our sin and brokenness will be made perfect through Jesus. We know that He is faithful and that our reward is eternal life with Him. And when the day finally comes, only then may we fully be able “to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ”.
The prayer this week is actually a prayer of Paul’s in Ephesians 3. Join with me and pray this prayer for the other members of the FAITH RXD community. “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!” In Jesus’ name, Amen!
What is something you don’t fully understand? A situation your in? Something that happened to you or someone you love? Whatever it is, find a quiet place to sit with Jesus. Your action step today is to ask Jesus; “Jesus, what do you want me to know or experience in this situation? Jesus, let me know why I don’t fully understand?
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