“I beseech Christ for this thing only, that He will enable me to endure all things courageously, and that He shape me as a potter’s vessel or make me strong,” Huldrych Zwingli.
Some might ask, what is Zwingli talking about? And what about being more than u thought u could b, mean?
It almost sounds like a coded language and for most it is. But not for us, who have experienced the newness of life that only Christ can provide.
Think in these terms, for instance, suppose someone decides to open up a practice of some sort. And, goes through all the expense necessary to operate such an establishment. And then announces, I’m ready, to provide whatever the enterprise might be. Suddenly realizing, I don’t have the slightest clue as to how to do in reality what was imagined.
One does not travel the Christ way, as expressed by Zwingli all of a sudden. It’s a slow spiritual growth, whereby, ones soul and spirit are brought to life by the inner workings of the God’s Spirit.
Consider the following, “Likewise the Spirit helps with our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for, as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with expressions that cannot be understood. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” (cp. Romans 8:26-27).
Few are aware that all that is going on within us in one form or another. Call to repentance through Romans 10:9-10. Or the call to service as expressed by Zwingli.
Maturity in Christ brings about this reality. “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father of glory may give you the Spirit of WISDOM and REVELATION in the knowledge of Him. That the eyes of your understanding being ENLIGHTENED; that you might know what is the HOPE of your calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. (The God plan has a predetermined agenda). (With this purpose for us). Discovering, what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.” (cp. Ephesians 1:17-18).
For us it’s a tutorial, as declared, “Which He worked in Christ, when He raised Him form the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.” (cp. Ephesians 1:19-20).
Far above all principality, and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which to come. (cp. Ephesians 1:21). Meaning the age after the church age ends and often referred to as the age of grace. And that same power resides in us, as we mature in His calling. Have a problem or issue? In simple slang, bush wack it spiritually, and always non-violently, no matter who or what it is.
Because “He has put all endeavors under His control, and made Him the head of the church. And we are His body, the very fullness of Him, who fills all in all.” (cp. Ephesians 1:22-23, with exegesis through out).
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