Defining Who We Are In Christ

Ephesians 3: 20, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

Everything we need from God has already been provided for us, the question is, how do we access it. God knows we couldn’t begin to handle all that He has in store for us, and so He distributes it in portions. There isn’t a word in the English language to describe what Ephesians is trying to express to us. In the Greek language there is a word which means “to an extent that we cannot imagine,” huperekperissou. Now that’s a word!  It’s one of those words that shows up and shows out, and it is fitting for this scripture. The wonder of God is, we have to come to a point where we understand that He has the ability to give to us and will give to us more than we could ever imagine – but in portions. And those portions  God gives to us, must be enough.

Because of the Cross, we have an opportunity to be a part of something so incredibly indescribable, we cannot fully understand it. Having faith in Jesus Christ is an inheritance. It is less about requirements and more about relationships. A relationship with Him that pushes us toward something more but forces us to accept what He gives.

For many, that is difficult to grasp and understand. There are many aspects about God that I do not understand and never will. In reality, I don’t want a God that I can figure out. I want a God Who is large and mysterious all the while being right beside me when I need Him.

Easter is all about defining who we are in Christ. It is all about knowing we cannot fully grasp what He has done for us; therefore, we willing accept Who He is. It is about being fully committed in service and in deed.

I was talking with a young lady recently who is on a different path in life and struggling. The beliefs she was taught as a child have left her and she is searching for the meaning in Christianity. She has a great deal of anger and disregard for Christians. She is not alone. Many people struggle with truth. I’ve learned over the years often it has to do with accountability. We’ve raised a generation of people who believe at the end of the day, because they showed up, they’ll get a trophy! People deny Christ because they do not want to have to be accountable for the things they do. It is easier to piece meal the Bible and separate it into parts that make sense and disregard the ones that do not. It is easier to keep doing what they are doing, and apologize for it later. It is much easier to show up at the end and expect a trophy. The problem with this mentality is no one knows when the end will be. There are others who blame Christ for the actions of people. If you want to know about Christ, read about Him in the Bible. If you are confused, study His Word. Christ is very clear. Don’t rely on other people to feed you – feed yourself!

He will do more than all we ask or imagine – by His power working with us – for His glory!


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