Thursday, February 5, 2009

What Pleases God - Part 5

What Pleases God - Intro Post
What Pleases God - Part 1
What Pleases God - Part 2
What Pleases God - Part 3
What Pleases God - Part 4

For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him [Jesus Christ], and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1:19-20

Wow. God makes it so clear to us that Jesus was fully God... yet He was fully human. We are reconciled to God because He came to our earth to rescue us from ourselves. Everything about God's nature and being were fully present in the form of man, in our Savior who voluntarily was crucified so we could be at peace with The Creator.

Do I live daily in thankfulness for this gift? Do I live in the knowledge that I was ransomed and bought at the highest price ever by GOD?! I can have an intimate and personal relationship with Him.... the one and only God... the creator and designer of every thing I see, touch, smell and hear.... woah!!!

Can others see that we (believers) are at peace with THE God of this universe? and in relationship with Him?

I think the first step in showing Him our thankfulness is GOING to Him daily and TELLING Him how thankful we are to be able to be with Him. Start our relationship with Him daily with the humble understanding that the only reason we are able to go to Him is because He rescued us.

God gave up His only son from the glory of heaven to the pits of being human... to endure the worst possible criticism and torture and pain and death.... yet He says He was pleased.....

God was pleased that He broke down the barrier that sin had put up between us. God is pleased that "the curtain" is now torn and we can enter His most Holy Place in confidence of His love through our acceptance of Jesus to cover all our sins. God is pleased that the shame we experienced because of our sins is now GONE if we allow it to be. We should be pleased too!!!!!!

6 comments:

Rebekah said...

This is a wonderful series! Your love for the Word and for Truth is so evident. I am so thankful for you Randi Jo!

Vicki said...

My husband, Jim, said that I should make a connection with you. Your blog is lovely. You sound like a lovely lady.
Blessing,
Vicki

The Robles Family said...

Great post!! Gods Love is great!! Also loved the Christian Code of Ethics at the bottom of your profile. We added it to ours and hope you don't mind.

Randi Jo :) said...

Thanks so much you all. Love to each of you :)

and Robles --- of course I don't mind! I stole it from somebody else's blog I'm sure! :) have a great day! :)

the_thinking_frog said...

Greetings Randi Jo,

The importance of your questions as a daily check list should enhance any believer's walk towards increasing faithfulness. Indeed Christians should always be about what pleases God and ultimately it seems would conclude that we are to live as Christ so that our neighbors see God in us.

Joyfully Serving,

Kermit

Randi Jo :) said...

Thanks so much Kermit and for linking to me! :) I will come visit your blog now!