Tuesday, February 24, 2009

All things ultimately

All things ultimately come down to Jesus. I have a tendency to get wrapped up in so many different ideas and discussions. Some of them are good, constructive pursuits of truth and sanctification. But all to often they fail to orbit around the person and work of Christ and are diminished despite the best of intentions. Nothing of true value can be without His glorification as its core purpose. The world came into being through Him. My existence was at His command. My every heartbeat is only by His mercy. My days have been ordained by Him. He is doing ten thousand things in me and with me and for me at this moment. His blood has saved me and will continue to save me until He calls me home. He has prepared a place for me. He desires better things for me than I desire for myself. He fights for me. He intercedes for me. I am His and He is mine. He has a nickname for me. He will return for me and we will be together for all of time. He is good.

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.


Aaron said...


Reminds me of a sign that hangs in someone's house: "Only one life, 'twill soon be past; only what's done for Christ will last."

ComfyDenim said...


so - what's the nickname?

the Underdog said...

In Revelation 2:17, it says that we will get a white stone with a new name from God. No one will know it expect the one that receives it. John MacArthur says that this new name is "a personal message from Christ to the ones He loves, which serves as their admission pass into eternal glory."