Thursday, February 28, 2008

Him in me, me in Him

From Tozer Today....

I like this analogy....maybe because the ocean is so big and the bottle is so small...God is bigger than the ocean and that thought alone can cause me to wander and ponder all day. Christ in us and us in Him. Pastor Frank has a good analogy of this as well....I like this one better though, and I am sure he knows this as he lead me to A. B. Simpson.....but when we can see things with good mental illuminates just how this Life that is Christ in us and us in Him can possibly be. Second thought is how big is His Love? As big as He is. Awesome!

"Dr. A. B. Simpson used an illustration which was about as good as any I ever heard. He said, "Being filled with the fullness of God is like a bottle in the ocean. You take the cork out of the bottle and sink it in the ocean, and you have the bottle completely full of ocean. The bottle is in the ocean, and the ocean is in the bottle. The ocean contains the bottle, but the bottle contains only a little bit of the ocean. So it is with the Christian."

"We are filled unto the fullness of God, but, of course, we cannot contain all of God because God contains us; but we can have all of God that we can contain. If we only knew it, we could enlarge our vessel. The vessel gets bigger as we go on with God."

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