I have set out my heart to NEVER settle for less!! The Lord has unlocked this reality to me a couple years back and ever since it has revolutionized my life tremendously!
As I was sitting there in the pew pondering if "this" is what it was all about. I would hear one thing (the Love of God, the Power of God, the Healing of God) but experience another. I was so confused when I would read Pauls letter to the Ephesians in Eph 3:17. I wasn't seeing it experienced nor was I experiencing it myself. This set me out on a venture to find out if this mystery was even real to be found. I started by practically asking God questions that my human brain could make some kind of sense of. I started with the question, "Does the Bible exaggerate?" I thought maybe they spoke differently back then. I asked that simple question and God took it and grew that tiny seed into a growing tree! As I was sitting there thinking I might as well just sit back on the pew then God answered, "You're right Jessica "this" is not ALL it! No, the word is true! I do desire for you to receive ALL of it ...ALL of Me!!! I praised Him in my heart as he was answering my questions! Such a sense of joy and relief started rushing in! He gave me an illustration of what it was like. It was as though he gave us a fish tank and we explored this new treasure. It gave us great excitement yet eventually after turning over all the rocks and being awed at the beautiful creation and life it was teeming with. As time went by we started getting tired of seeing the same things so we attempted to explore it a couple more times and upon disappointment we just settled with the thought, "this is it!" So, of course with that hole in our hearts that God has placed in each of us (that is reserved for Him) we tried to fill it with other things. That day changed my life! God said, "My child I desire to give you much more then a fish tank I desire to give you my ...Ocean!!!!!!!
And ever since, my dear friends I have been so blessed to get a glimpse of Heaven of His healing power in my own life and the life of others! As the the broken man I mentioned earlier (on top of the page of this post) has been able to see more of the LOVE of God it too has revolutionized his life, the mending of his shattered family, relationship with his wife, and healing relationships with his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ!!! When I see these things it makes me once again fall more in love with the Character of my Heavenly Father! As it was well said on the very end of the message my heart leaps and says, "Yes and Amen!" God sent his son so that He can have His Divinity poured into our humanity!! This world is so broken! We see pain where ever we turn and God doesn't ever want us to settle for less and just say "this is it." He desires to heal all of our infirmities ..broken hearts,relationships,families,sicknesses etc (you can fill in the blank).
"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." - Eph 3:17-20
Jealous for the Testimony of the Lord by Denny Kenaston