If you buy a half gallon of ice cream, how much ice cream do you want to find in the carton? I have a favorite flavor only available at Publix, and I can tell you if I go to the trouble to drive there and purchase it, if I put my money down to obtain that half gallon, then when I get home and have my spoon out, I do not want to find it half full or filled with some other flavor.
Why do we do this about God? Why is what He purchased for us only half full or filled with the work of the enemy? Gibbs-slap yourself. He sent His Only Son, He sent HIMSELF, to die a horrible death, then His Spirit raised Him from the dead with the keys of death, hell, and the grave in His grasp. Major booyah moment. God goes and does this to rescue His creation because He loved us SO MUCH, but clearly the half gallon was half-empty because He could not possibly heal us today. Or prosper us.
Or talk to us personally. Eyeroll. Go read Ephesians 3:20. “Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].” (AMPC) Jesus did that, He suffered and died, rose and won the victory, so the Father, who He perfectly represents, could do more for us than we can fathom.
Nowhere in the gospels, when Jesus healed the multitudes, did He turn anyone away. Not once, did He put a qualification on it or any sort of requirement from the one seeking healing. “I’m sorry, but not today. Come back tomorrow when you have …” No, He was filled with compassion. It overwhelmed Him to see what He’d created in the state it was in. This was what was on His mind when He laid down His life, and this was what was on the Spirit’s mind, and in the Father’s heart, when they resurrected Him in great glory.
So that He could be IN US. So that every minute of every day, every breath we take, would be filled with the wisdom of God, the power that heals, and in front of us, an eternity of joy. So that Jehovah – Father, Son, and Spirit – could speak with us daily, all the time. At the grocery store, in the car as we drive, when we go to our son or daughter’s school events. All the time.
He not only wanted to restore us to Himself, but to pour out all He had into us. Not only is the half gallon full of what He purchased, but it overflows. We can’t contain it all. It’s more than and exceeding, abundantly above and so much of His goodness that, goodness gracious, what are we going to do with it all? Share it.
Spoons out. Here, you take one side, and I’ll take the other. We’ll meet in the center and find out that this half gallon keeps going. We can’t possibly eat every bite.
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Suzanne D. Williams, Author