June 19, 2008
“We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created.” Colossians 1:15 The Message
What do you see…?
You used to be an original mess. No matter how hard you tried to fix it yourself or redecorated the outside of your life … you could not see what God sees. He saw your life restored … whole … standing upright in His presence through His original purpose. When you see your life in this Son and His life in you … you will begin to see the world you live in as God sees it. You’ll see messed up lives and begin praying for the sheer generosity of God’s pure gift in His Son being poured into people you love, work with, and pass during the day. You’ll begin praying this way because you are living out of the sheer generosity of what God always wanted to do in you through Jesus. You are no longer a mess (but you may feel like it and life may look like it on the outside right now). Will you let Jesus open your eyes … to yourself … to the world you live in … and to see life through His eyes. You’ll see restored masterpieces like yourself. It only takes a moment…
“Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ.” Romans 3:24 The Message