Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Nitty Gritty

So anyways, let's get down to the nitty gritty. Who is this Encarnacion?

I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead.
Philippians 3.10a NLT

The Quote

I might just give you the quote recap this way from now on:

The Scripture

Just as a man desires a relationship with a woman, so God desires to have a relationship with us. In fact, he wanted this relationship so badly, that he came into this world so that he could die in our place and grant us his power over death--the resurrection.

We should respond to this mighty act of love by being drawn to Christ, and desiring to know him more. We should desire to get down to the nitty gritty--to forsake our own pretentiousness -and learn about his character. Anyone who would love so dangerously is worth investigation.
The Resurrection of Christ (Kinnaird Resurrection)
The Resurrection of Christ (Kinnaird Resurrection) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Application

Let's get down to the nitty gritty in our own spiritual lives. Notice the silence in that video clip. Was it unnerving? There may be times when you need to be silent and truly take stock of your spiritual state. Any good relationship needs honesty, since Christ is the epitome of perfection, any dishonest communication is bound to come from ourselves.

Also take note of the results of this kind of honesty--power. There is power in the resurrection that Christ awards us with. We can live and speak and write and share with boldness that our future is set. We have the peace which comes from assurance of a solid relationship with the Almighty. After admitting  our weaknesses we can rest in his strength. I suppose that is the point of the Gospels. We were too weak to save our lives initially, why do we convince ourselves we can live them on our own strength?
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