Friday, January 20, 2012

40 Days of Discovery - Day 18

Today in my prayer group we meditated on the scripture:

1John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

As we pondered this beautiful scripture, one of the ladies talked about His love for us being in excess.  I love that!  He goes over the top in loving us.  Beyond good.  Beyond simply meeting our needs.  How I desire to know this love, the deeper depths of it, the height, the width, the length of it.  This love that far surpasses all human understanding.  It is a completely different quality of love than any human love.  There is NO LOVE like HIS LOVE. 

I am a child of the Supreme Creator of the Universe. A co-heir with Christ Jesus. A co-heir?

Galatians 4:4-7  [4] But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, [5] to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. [6] Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father." [7] So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

The Father has a GREAT inheritance for His children.  We can't fathom how great it is.  We do know this:

Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, [14] who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory.

The Holy Spirit we have now is just a foretaste of what is to come.  Sorta like tasting a pinch of a dish when there is a great feast to come.  Wow!  The Holy Spirit has done such a work in my life, with the promise of even far more to experience in this life.  I cannot imagine what the full feast will be like.

"No eye has seen,
    no ear has heard,
  no mind has conceived
    what God has prepared for those who love him" --

        1CO 2:10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.

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