All about dust

Jesus is my victorious new life.

Robots go and do exactly as they have been programmed.  God does not program the human beings, who inhabit the earth, whom He created.  He gives each of us a free will (Joshua 24:15) to make choices - - - because His desire is to have a personal relationship with each one of us.  The Lord formed Adam (Genesis 2:7) from the dust of the ground – and – when Adam stood up from the ground, that Dust was glorious. 

That glorious Dust experienced only vibrant health, tireless energy, amazing intellect, joy and continual fellowship with God.  BUT – when Adam fell that Dust became dirt, which brought misery, sickness, disease and death.  Right then the shadow of a Cross appeared on the scene.  This horrible desecration of holy Dust is why the Sovereign creator of Dust, of Adam and all of us, had to hang on a Cross of torture and shame to atone for the sin of His own creation against Him.  Therefore, we know that, because of (Hebrews 2:3) His so-great salvation, the Dust we are will be restored and will become radiantly glorious again, an actual reflection of the glory of our Creator.

Nothing can ever thwart God’s original purpose.  If we allow what looks like temporary hindrances or delays, those very things will fulfill (Isaiah 46:10) the purpose He intended in the first place.  Before it begins God declares the end result.  Think of all the centuries between Adam’s Fall and the crucifixion of Jesus.  Why so long?  Everything that happened during those centuries was working toward the completion of God’s original purposes, just as He intended.  Just consider some of the essential miracles during those long years.  The Flood revealed God’s hatred for sin (Genesis 6:7-8) and His grace for those who obey him.

Later on, Abraham’s grandson, Jacob, had (Genesis 49:28) 12 sons whose descendants became the 12 Tribes of the nation of Israel.  From the line of Abraham’s great-grandson Judah came the promised one Who would (Genesis 12:3) bless all the families of the earth.  We can see that the Lord ties everything together and works out every detail (be it tiny or huge) for the good and perfection of His purpose.  We recognize, see and know, even though it is beyond human comprehension, that God started all history and all contained in history, from the dust of the ground!!! - - - Let’s pause right now and worship Him.

The ruling control of Sovereign God over the entire universe and the world can be the same in your life and mine if we are willing clay in the Potter’s hand.  It is holy and profitable wisdom to surrender total control to the Lord.  There are hundreds of millions of stars in every one of at least 2 trillion galaxies.  God created them, knows the exact number, (Psalms 147:4) calls them all by name and not one of them is missing.  When I take a look at God’s track record, I know that I want Him to control my life.  Not programmed but fully, gladly expectantly surrendered to Him.  In the light of all this I am filled with wonder and longing.

Actually, what is my life?  My life is hidden (Colossians 3:3) with Christ in God.  That puts me into the heart of God.  What is my life – or better said – Who is my Life?  Christ Jesus Himself (Colossians 3:4) is my life.  Because Jesus is right now my life, all His characteristics and holy power are available to me (Colossians 2:9-10) in my life.  Therefore, the faith in my life is (Galatians 2:20) the faith of the Son of God.  The wisdom, thoughts, decisions, choices of my life (1 Corinthians 2:16) are determined by the mind of Christ.  The energy of my life (Philippians 4:13) is His strength.  I have lost all interest in the things of this world.  My love and my interests have their focus above (Colossians 3:1) where Jesus, Who is my life, is seated at the right hand of God.  That is how God has (Ephesians 2:6) seated us together with Him in heavenly places.  The destination of my life is the place (John 14:2-3) Jesus has prepared for me in the Father’s house.  The eternal destiny of my life (1 Thessalonians 4:17) is to be forever with the Lord.

These are just some of my fabulous riches, mine because Jesus is my life.  This is why (1 Corinthians 3:16) my body is God’s temple.  It is because, within this body, Jesus is my life.  My old life is dead and Jesus is my victorious new life, my deathless life.  This is the story of Dust and the story will never end.

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