How do we, who are finite, become one with our Infinite Creator? Jesus prayed for oneness. In John 17:20 Jesus was speaking about His disciples right then, and other believers to come. Verse 21 says, “That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that the world may believe that You sent Me.”
2 Peter 1:4 says, “By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature…” I don’t use the word ‘partaker’ in my everyday vocabulary. I only think of it as referenced in Scripture. However, the word ‘share’ is very much a part of my life.
Let me give you an example that helps me better understand how we are one with the Lord. I love to create with food. I then share it with some of my friends that like to make them. My desire is to have them experience my creation with me. Our Creator desires to share His multifaceted nature with us.
Think about the Lord’s Supper. In 1 Corinthians 11:23 Paul said that he had received instruction from the Lord, about the night He was betrayed. He took bread, verse 24 says, “And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Jesus shared with His disciples. They shared the same bread.
Too often we allow our circumstances to dictate how we feel. When that is the case, our feelings are always changing. That makes us unstable because we are being double-minded. Yet, when we enter into the steadfast and immovable nature of the Lord, we become grounded in Him. 1 Corinthians 15:58 says, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
We share His nature through our thoughts based on Who He is at all times. Therefore, using the above example, our rollercoaster feelings stabilize when we experience the power of His nature. It would be something like this: Lord I am feeling really unstable right now. Thank You that You are Steadfast and Immovable. You are my Rock and my Fortress. I hide in You, because in You I cannot be shaken.
At any moment, during any circumstance, we can immediately enter into His nature. We just acknowledge Him. That instantly takes our focus off us and onto Him. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” As we enter into an aspect of His nature through our thoughts, we share in His image.