Indwelling Fullness

John 1:16 says, “And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.”  At the moment of our salvation, we received His fullness.  All of Who He is: His power, His attributes, His glory dwells within.

Proverbs 3:6 says, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”  The Hebrew word acknowledge is yada.  Spiritual application means direct intimate communion with the Lord.  In that intimacy He reveals Himself.

John 14:21 says, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me, and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

Remember the verses about the Mt of Transfiguration?  Matthew 17:8 says, “When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.”  A question for you: do you see Jesus only when you are resting in Him?

Resting is being.  It is the absence of doing.  Not an art in our culture.  Psalm 23:2-3a says, “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.  He restores my soul…”

In our resting time we are hidden in His Presence.  We drink in His goodness with all His power and attributes.  It is our time of refreshing.  We get refueled, restored, renewed.  We become aware that very cell and tissue in our body is encircled and enveloped in His resurrection power.

Here is one of my favorite verses in the Amplified.  Ephesians 3:19. (That you may really come) to know (practically, through experience for yourselves) the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge (without experience); that you may be filled (through all your being) unto all the fullness of God (may have the richest measure of the divine Presence and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself)!

I want to encourage you to take time to rest during your day.  I’ve just started again.  I’m in a new season.  I’m making it a priority in my day.  Resting in Him is like an essential oil.  It is the essence that clings to us that is a sweet savor to the Lord.

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