Sunday, August 13, 2017

We Are Rich!

Hello everyone,

Today, There is a particular phrase that is tugging at my heart and inspiring me to ‘dig a little deeper’ into the treasure chest of God’s Word: “God’s truth revealed to our hearts enriches us!”   Take a moment to dwell on that truth and let it sink into your heart.  

The scripture that immediately comes to my mind is Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

According to the dictionary, the word richly means, elaborate, generous and plentiful.  So, when we allow the Word of God to dwell in our hearts in a plentiful, elaborate and generous way, we can expect it to affect our lives in the same manor.  Wisdom, guidance, instruction, peace, grace, inner strength, spontaneous joyful singing, faith, encouragement for our own hearts and others; these are just a few of many wonderful attributes the Word enriches our lives with.

In fact, in Ephesians 1:18, we see exactly how God’s truth revealed to our hearts enriches us.  It says: "By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones),.."

The revelation we receive from the Spirit of God, when we gratefully and expectantly, embrace His written Word, is like a powerful light that floods the eyes of our hearts, showing us something we never saw before, even though it was already there.

The Bible teaches us that a born-again spirit is fully filled and flooded with God Himself. The Spirit of God without measure is living inside of us. I love this concept.   There is a never ending supply of spiritual wealth we can receive from the Word of God, through the Holy Spirit, every time we lavishly indulge ourselves in it (give it our full attention).  1 Corinthians 2:11 says, “For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”
To say the full, limitless measure of the Spirit of Christ is living inside of me, is something I have thought about long and hard (Ephesians 1:23; 2:5). I don't necessarily imagine the Spirit of God crammed up inside my spirit, unable to move, like an oversized genie, taking up every available space in a bottle. However, I do believe that He does fill every part of the place my spirit is contained in my earthly vessel - free to live and move and flow in His fullness. 2 Corinthians 4:7, speaks of the Holy Spirit being the treasure that lives within our earthen bodies.  I do also believe that my spirit is alive in Christ, joined to and one with His Spirit - inseparably and eternally connected to Him.   And whenever I ask Him, He illuminates scripture, as if the curtain has being pulled away and there it is - a new, deeper understanding of a truth that has always been there.  

That flow of revelation knowledge from the Spirit of God into our spirits, is essentially what Ephesians 1:18 says, "...having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand..."

That light enables us to see something we never saw before, it reveals what is already there; the treasure in His written Word, and it enriches us.  

Spend some time this week meditating on this glorious truth, and allow the eyes of your heart to be flooded with light so you can know, understand and declare that His Word, revealed to your heart has made you rich!

Much love,


Ephesians 1:23, "Which is His body (the church), the fullness of Him Who fills all in all [for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fills everything everywhere with Himself]."

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