Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Boundary of the Physical

Of all the religions on earth, there is not one whose God became flesh, lived with his creation, died to save their lives and rose to life again. But this is what Christianity is all about.

Our Almighty Eternal God became a man, talk about physical limitations. He surrendered his omnipotence to become a servant, and his omnipresence walk the earth to seek and save the lost, fulfilling ancient prophecies about the one who was to come.

While Jesus walked the earth, he submitted to the same physical boundary's we are bound to identify with our weakness and frailty. The Lord truly knows how it feels to be tired, hungry, pawned, hassled and not given a moments peace. The scriptures note that Jesus often sought refuge alone to pray. (Mark 6:45-46) If Jesus needed that time of refreshment, we do also.

I have known many dedicated loving Christians who refuse to take a break, thinking its a weakness and not a godly attitude to say they are overwhelmed. The Bible calls this “walking in the flesh” seeking our own ways of serving God.

We are mere flesh and blood and our strength is limited. We grow tired, hungry, and age. But with Christ in us, we can accomplish more than our physical limitations. Jesus is the one doing the work through our bodies as we yield our life to him.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33 KJV). Everything we need is already ours in Christ. The Lord knows the balance of a fulfilling life is dependent on our relationship with him.

Serving God is our highest privilege, the joy of our life, not a painful pilgrimage.

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