Diving In

1 Corinthians shares the promise that even though we can’t see clearly all that God is doing now, someday -on the other side- we will understand and know Him as fully as He knows us! Imagine.

“We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing Him directly just as He knows us!” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:12‬ ‭The Message
But, how on earth do we hold on to Trust today? How can we grasp Hope for that tomorrow, when it’s hard to see God working?  Verse 13 offers a plan:

“But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: 

  • Trust steadily in God, 
  • hope unswervingly, 
  • love extravagantly.

And the best of the three is love.”  1 Cor. 13:13 The Message

Keep on trusting, and hoping and remember Love is the key. Not just loving others-but loving God. It’s His love that feeds and fuels the ability to love others. My heart seeks to love The Father, which cultivates trust, which breeds hope for the future.

I can not possibly drum up love by my own initiative. I need The Holy Spirit to inspire and direct me. This one factor changes everything: heart, thoughts, motives. The Spirit knows the heart of God and He is freely given to anyone who follows Jesus. 

Holy Spirit come and flood me, change my heart and mind. Fuel my trust, renew my hope and teach me Love Devine.

Dive in!

ForGlorySake! -Anna  

 “The Spirit not content to flit around on the surface DIVES into the depths of God.” 1Cor. 2:11
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