More Than He Is
TO BECOME MORE THAN YOU ARE (accompanying audio below)
Jan. 23, 2018
There are voices on this world that are telling us to embrace ourselves ~ to look within ~ to love yourself ~ to discover who you really are ~ and on, and on and on they yammer. Most of our problems on this world and in our personal lives have come from this very myopic focus. If we want to discover our true potential in what is actual REALITY from God’s perspective then it is time for us to attain Him, rather than us ~ within.
Self love will get you more ‘self’. I don’t know about you but this is the very last thing I need in my life. I get tired of so much of me as a focus. I find little true satisfaction there. I am looking for something greater than me. I want to be a part of the bigger picture ~ the grand-er scope ~ the enlargement of cosmic meanings and values. In short: I want to become MORE than I am right now.
God’s gifts — his bestowal of reality — are not divorcements from himself; he does not alienate creation from himself, but he has set up tensions in the creations circling Paradise. God first loves man and confers upon him the potential of immortality — eternal reality. And as man loves God, so does man become eternal in actuality. And here is mystery: The more closely man approaches God through love, the greater the reality — actuality — of that man. The more man withdraws from God, the more nearly he approaches nonreality — cessation of existence. When man consecrates his will to the doing of the Father’s will, when man gives God all that he has, then does God make that man MORE THAN HE IS. 117:4.14