Thursday, January 24, 2019

In the Fulness

"When I come … I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ" (Rom. 15.29)

Paul's life was built upon God's certainties, 
     and his steps were ordered by his faith.
He looked and he saw Fulness.
      He had no doubt about God's will, 
           or God's Promise, 
                or God's Provision.

For each life there is a pathway through the years,
and to each life there is given a choice of how to navigate his path.

There are Challenges we will all confront,
it is not "if," but "when," the challenge will arise.

The question is "How will the moment of challenge find us?"
How does life find us:
     when we stand before the good, and when we stand before the bad,
          when we confront the easy, and the difficult,
               the things we have longed for, and the things we have dreaded?

It all comes down to our vision of God.

The cry of the desert is always "Can God?" (Ps. 78.19)

The challenge all through life  is this -
"Is thy God … able to deliver?" (Dan. 6.20)

Amy Carmichael said, "God trusts us to trust Him."
Another has said, "Faith steps upon the void, and finds the solid rock beneath."

May we, as Paul, see Fulness as we gaze Godward.
May we reach out, that our faith may, "Stand … in the power of God." (1Cor. 2.5)

Let us declare as we face each situation: 
                          "I shall come in the Fulness."