No Matter

For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:5, 8)

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 saints, 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. (Ephesians 3:16–19, NIV 1984). 

My Musings – Are you content with the status quo (the current situation, the way things are now), or do you want something more from your relationship with Christ? Are you satisfied with merely salvation, or do you long to be “filled to the measure of all the fullness of God?”

A relationship that is content with the status quo is not a deep relationship. No matter how close we get to Christ, we can always get closer. No matter how much we know about Him and His word, we can still learn more. No matter how much we grow in Christ, we still have some growing to do. No matter how much we do for Christ, we can never so as much as He did for us. No matter how much we love Christ, He will always love us more.

My Advice – We will never in this lifetime be able to fully “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge.” But it is surely worth the effort. And the higher you aim, the closer you get to the mark. At the very least, let’s not be satisfied with the status quo. There is so much more. But, “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” — Henry Ford.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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