24 Apr Pastors’ Update
A phrase we sometimes use at Revival Church is ‘pressing in to God’. I guess it could sound like just another piece of Christian jargon, of which there is plenty.
But what we mean by this expression is that we aren’t content to plateau on the present understanding or revelation we have of God, nor our present experience of Him.
It is the recognition that God can’t be reduced to our limited understanding of him and that he is an infinite God.
When we become a Christian it’s not the arrivals lounge we’ve come to but a launch pad from which we embark on our journey into God.
Whilst it’s true that becoming a Christian is about entering into a relationship with God, a paradox emerges which is that in knowing him, we become increasingly aware that there is so much more of him to know.
A simple parallel would be that of a marriage in which, over the years, a husband and wife grow in their understanding of each other. To commit themselves to each other they of course need to know that person. But 10, 30, 60 years on, do they know that person better than on their wedding day? Hopefully the answer is in the affirmative.
In our relationship with God it’s so important that we don’t settle for that which we know of him at the outset but continue to pursue a deeper revelation and knowledge of Him. This is the heart of what we mean by pressing in to God.
I’m convinced that the immense vastness and grandeur of our universe is a visual aid to open us to the awesome greatness of God.
Do you want a deeper revelation of God and a richer understanding of his ways?
Do you want to experience his love beyond that which you presently do?
Why not pray this prayer which is based upon a Bible passage from Ephesians 3:14-19.
I pray that according to the riches of your glory you will grant me to be strengthened with power through your Spirit in my inner being, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith—that I, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that I may be filled with all the fullness of God.
If you prayed that prayer, I’d love to hear how it has changed you in your knowledge and experience of God.
With every blessing
Senior Pastor. Revival Church Billericay