|A message from Pastor Chris:|
As Much of God as We Want
That power is like the working of His mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead. (Ephesians 1:19-20)
There is an old story about a Christian father, who after torturing himself with theological speculations about the nature of the Trinity, fell asleep and dreamed that he was emptying the ocean with a thimble. Of course, you cannot empty it with a thimble, but you can go to it with one...and you will bring away only a thimbleful.
In the same way, the measure of our faith is the measure of Gods power given to us. There are two measures of God's divine power. One is the infinite limit of "his incomparably great power for us who believe" (Ephesians 1:19), and the other the practical limit. The working measure of our spiritual life is our faith.
In plain English, we can have as much of God as we want. In fact, we do have as much as we want. So if we are in touch with the power that can shatter a universe, yet get only a little thrill, scarcely perceptible to ourselves and unnoticed by others...whose fault is that? And if we come to the fountain that laughs at drought and can fill a universe with its waters, yet we take away scarcely a tiny drop or two, barely enough to refresh our parched lips, a mere sip that does nothing to encourage plants of holiness to grow in our gardens...whose fault is that?