Friday, November 25, 2016

From God and for God

Only what is from God and for God is worth pursuing and participating in because it aligns us with the reality that everything already is from and for him.

What do I mean by "from God...?" 

Any actions by us that are driven by God's gracious love (vs. our independent performance to earn God's approval/love) i.e. He, by his love, is the impetus behind our actions. 

What do I mean by "for God...?"

Any actions by us that are driven to show off God (done for his honor/glory) and not to show us off.

To only carry out those things that are from and for God is simply to deliberately and intentionally participate in what is already true i.e. everything is actually from, through and to him whether we consciously participate or not i.e. regardless of our willful participation.

One day every knee will bow and acknowledge that he is Lord; that all things are from, through and to him; that he is the sovereign means and end of all things. 

If we conduct our lives as if all things are not from, through and to him we will go into eternity without him i.e. Continue on that same delusional (operating outside of reality) and destructive trajectory throughout eternity we lived while on earth. Our eternal existence will merely be an extension of our present one; an existence that refuses to recognize God is Lord of everything i.e. it will be a life absent of God (not in reality, for in  him we live move and have our being, but consciously by us) in eternity as it is presently.

"Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?" "Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?"

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen." - Rom 11:33-36

For a further discussion on our eternal state and living a life without God click here

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