Reflections of His fullness (June 5, 2007)
Today’s devotional (Power of his Presence) described how Abraham let God choose the land for him, and, as a result – God said “look to the North, South, East, West, and know it is yours” (paraphrase). Ray Steadman helps us understand this is an OT picture of the NT parallel that exhorts us to possess the fullness of the spirit that is ours in Christ.
As I thought about the BSF class, and especially the leaders, I realized that in the Roman’s study this past year, not only did they learn the true biblical doctrines of the Christian faith, but I have the honor of seeing and hearing from them reflections of how each of them implement and reflect the fullness of Christ.
Last night (Mon June 4 TX time), it was Tues June 5 morning in Taiwan. I knew that some of the leaders would be gathering for a farewell party for a coupe of our leaders that are being transplanted in other parts of the world – one to New Zealand, the other to an Islamic land. I phoned them during the party, to be with them via phone. They did the most amazing thing…. After they all greeted me one by one over the phone, they sat the phone down, and the leader who is being transplanted to the Islamic land played the piano, while the rest sang the precious hymn “God be with you ‘til we meet again”. I had a smile on my face from TX to TW!
As I pondered on the devotional in Gen 13:5-18 and Eph 3:18-19, I was overjoyed by realizing that all these ladies have truly come to know how to possess the daily reality of the fullness of Christ. I wish I could go into the depth of testimonies among them, and that is my blessing obviously, but knowing each personally brings me pleasure, for each possess a testimony that reflects the fullness of Christ.