Hello readers. Welcome to my heart. Let's begin.
Thanks for reading this blog today. I'm encouraged to share with you the heart of our God.
I know that some of you may have an issue with authority. You may have had a person in authority who abused it. You may have seen the countless reports of dirty cops and dirty principals abusing their authority. And on heading towards an election, I'm continuing to witness a deep fear of putting someone in leadership with any sort of flaws or character deficiencies that we disagree with. And of course the blatant fear of, "What if they're lying to us just to get into office?"
In any sense of the term, I think as a culture we fear authority. And understandably, we've had sucky authority. However, in this fear, we miss out on experiencing a beautiful truth about God.
As you saw, this blog is called You Are Mine. Meaning, we are God's. His possession. His creation. Created for His glory. Not for our own glory, but His glory. So that His name will be known among ALL of the Earth. He created all things for Himself to enjoy. He, the infinite of infinites. No one knows how He got there, but He's there. He's here. He was here way before us. He will be here way after us. The Alpha and the Omega. The beginning and the end. The first and the last. No other god is before Him. The God of all gods. The King of all kings. The Ruler of all rulers. Nothing happens without His knowing. He's omnipresence. He's everywhere at once. He's omniscient. He knows EVERYTHING. He's omnipotent. Limitless power. He saves who He wants to save. Judges who He wants to judge. Does what He wants to do. Move when He wants to move. Is quiet when He wants to be silent. He's above all creation. The ultimate being if He can even be described as a being. The majestic. Incredibly mighty.
A little intimidating huh? Well, hang on to that feeling. Let's do a little work here.
The same weight you feel right now, the same weight of God's ultimate authority and mighty power and the fear of the truth in that He can choose to flex His power whenever He wants, let's put that weight on the truth that He loves you.
Yes, He loves you.
Shall we run through the gospel? Just, quickly. Let's go.
Adam and Eve sinned, which brought sin into this world and fractured the order of God's design. So every time we have sinned it is a very directed jab at His authority and rule. And people, His creation, continue to run away, hide and ignore the warnings and signs of His wrath which are in itself acts of grace. Because He could just wipe His hands of us, write us off, but for some reason He doesn't. Then Jesus, who is God in the flesh, so is fully God and fully man, comes to Earth to be the sacrifice for our continual rebellion---to fully satisfy the wrath of God for our sin for breaking His law. So IN Jesus, we are reconciled and justified legally for our sin in response to breaking God's law. Not because of anything we've done, but FULLY because of God's love for us. And we run from His authority, but only someone in authority such as He can make a call such as this---to fully pay the tab----to fully pay the debt!
I love the thought that God Himself satisfied His own wrath by coming as Jesus. In His omniawesomeness (every way awesome), the idea of something in the position of just, glory, as God is and would remove Himself from His throne to be with us, is in itself delightful and greatly weighty to my soul. And in this truth, we find the covenant He has made. That for those that are IN Christ, there is no condemnation. (Romans 8:1) No condemnation. Approved in the sight of God. No punishment for your sins. Redeemed. Which means bought back from the consequences of our sin. He bought us back for ownership. so if you're in Christ, you're His. Shall I repeat it?
WE -----------------ARE---------------------- HIS.
He has created the very essence of who you are, and born into inherited sin already apart from Him---He has taken great pleasure in bringing us back to Himself by adoption through the death of His Son Jesus. (Ephesians 1:5) So, that intimidation you felt earlier, yeah, that's coming from something that's saying I love you enough to die for you. And I WANTED to do it. I TOOK PLEASURE IN IT.
My grace is sufficient for you. Why? Because I'm infinite.
My mercy is greater than any of your sins? Why. Because I do what I want.
Nothing can separate my love from you. Why? Because no other god is above Me.
You are MINE.
Get over yourself children. You are not gods. You do not run anything. You have no control of nothing. You do not know more than me. I am God. I am He. I am the One. IT ALL ENDS WHEN I TELL IT TO. Your opinions does not matter, ever.............. even when your opinion tries to tell you that you don't deserve me. I didn't choose you because you're awesome and had it together, I chose you before you were even created. Flaws and all. Broken and well. Crazy and smart. Slow and dumb. Angry and wicked.
YOU ARE MINE.
Get over yourself, and get to ME.
You ARE MINE.