Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Self absorbed or God absorbed

Being self absorbed is empty and void of life (It is temporary, erratic and insufficient).

Being God *absorbed IS life (He is the all sufficient, permanent, and never failing source of love).

Since God IS life, is it any wonder he is constantly calling us to be obsessed with him i.e. He always says, Glorify me!

He's calling us to nothing less than being obsessed with life itself since  he is life and fullness of life is in him.

He calls us to himself because he loves us.

"Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." - Jesus speaking to the 12 disciples.  Mat 10:39  

And this is eternal life (i.e. permanent life. Life without interruption), that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. - Jesus  Joh 17:3

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - Jesus responding to his disciple, Phillip. Joh 14:6

*If this grates on us, it only indicates how bent we are towards being our own god. Who hasn't heard or even made the comment, "a little bit of God is OK but let's not go overboard!" 

However when you see those fortunate enough to have the greatest success in this life, still have prolonged periods of loneliness and depression; even ending their lives in the midst of great "success," this should be a clue we were made for more, far more.

Some have argued we can be so heavenly minded we are no earthy good when it is the other way around. We can not be of any true earthy value until we are totally plugged in to the heavenly bliss between the Father, Son and Spirit. Or as Jesus says, "And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." - Mar 12:30-31

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