Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

Week 14 Day 4

John 17:22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have

Ephesians 4: 1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. …

            Jesus gave us the hope of unity. Free will is the only thing that can destroy that unity. While Jesus asks everything of us in the long haul of life it is really not all that much. We are to “Love God, Love one another as ourselves, be witnesses, being unified, maintain that unity. The Christian life is simple. Simply offer ourselves up to God every moment of every day. That is the “sanctified” life. Everything else is measured according to that standard, as long as we live in the flesh. The degree to which we fail from moment to moment is the proving ground of God’s amazing grace. Recognizing that we are at best weak vessels we must rely on the empowerment of God’s Holy Spirit to bridge the gap between the commands and the possible. How that occurs is one of the greatest mysteries of God in our lives.

            Spirit intervention calls us, heals us, commissions us, sends us, gives us the words to speak, and remains with us through everything even suffering and death. In the “Holiness” movement, we make much of the event of the infilling of the Spirit, but truth be known, God is sovereign and can bring about His means and methods in any way He chooses. Pray daily to continually be filled with His Holy Spirit. However that happens for you.

Published by larry7253

Larry M Lawrence is an author, composer, Musician, retired pastor, and lives in Missouri with his wife Jane.

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