Wednesday, July 9, 2014

You are His Body

We are on Day 16 of Finding our True Identity.  No matter what is going on in your world,  I hope this post encourages you.

Yesterday, I shared Ephesians 1:18-20 with you.  Today, let's look at more of Ephesians 1 and 2.

" Far above all principality and power and might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is come, and He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all."  Ephesians 1:21-22

Regardless of what you are facing right now, Jesus has conquered it.  He is far above all and everything is under His feet. How comforting it is to know that our God is bigger and more powerful than any force or trial we encounter.

He is head over all things, including us.  

Depending on your view of God, this truth may cause you to recoil in fear.  However, it shouldn't.  God isn't a punishing, demanding God.  He is just and loving and kind.  Just like a loving parent, who protects and desires the best for His children.  Our Father is over us,  protecting, leading and directing us to His best.  I pray that you would come to know His true nature and let go of any misconceived notions.

 God not only desires that we listen to His leading and headship, He has chosen us to shine the fullness of who He is to the world.  When we fall under His leadership, we are His body to the destitute and lost.

 However, sometimes, we are rebellious and go our own way instead of allowing Him to be our head.  Have you ever seen a chicken with its head cut off.  Not a pretty sight.  It runs around and around with no direction and eventually falls dead.

We are like chickens with our heads cut off when we choose to go our own way instead of staying under the headship of Christ.  We run in all directions until we eventually fall.

When we are under His head, we are in line with His feet as well, and He has said that everything is under His feet.  Under Him is the safest place in the whole world.  Who wants to be a chicken, when under Him is being part of the fullness of God.

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