"In the Beginning", the daily REMINDER from The Carroll Outreach Mission, is intended to jump start your day with the Lord. The Bible opens up with , "In the beginning, God..." It is our prayer that you will use this tool to begin or "restart" your day with the Lord!
Only what we do for Him will last in the end!
Monday, July 8, 2019
fully God and fully man
Then Jesus said to them, “When youliftup the Son of Man,then you will know that I am He, andthat I do nothing of Myself; butas My Father taught Me, I speak these things.AndHe who sent Me is with Me.The Father has not left Me alone,for I always do those things that please Him.”As He spoke these words, many believed in Him. (John 8:28-30)
One mystery of our CHRISTian faith is that Jesus was fully God and fully man! This hypostatic union allowed Jesus to be God, yet choose to remain fully dependent upon God the Father. He was modelling complete dependence upon God for you and me! We are not designed to have hidden super powers like some comic book hero. We are designed to live under the control of Almighty God . . . the Holy Spirit which indwells every genuine believer.
When we do not have the knowledge, He is wise. When we are at a loss for words, He gives us the right words to speak. When we are physically and spiritually weak, He is strong! When we go it alone, we fail. I need to remind myself of a couple of my favorite verses:
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. (Psalm 51:10-11)
Jesus was fully God and fully man, but are we fully depending upon Him?