“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” (Romans 11:36)
The words in Romans 11:33-36 (Please just take a moment and read them.) have long inspired me. This is especially true in times when I am mystified or uncertain about the “ways” of God. Although I might want to know the reasons and purposes behind God's ways, He has no obligation to reveal them to me. In fact, in my finite understanding about life, I should not expect to comprehend the supernatural ways of God. After all, I would not want to worship a God who was small enough for me to figure out everything He does and why.
So the three simple prepositions in the verse above help me summarize how to approach this God-sized relationship.
All I have, everything about me, is from Him. He is the weaver in the womb (Psalm 139:13). He is the Giver of all good things (James 1:17).
Now I can live through Him. He works in me to accomplish His purposes (Philippians 2:13). He lives His life in me (Galatians 2:20).
And each day, I can live to Him. I can offer myself as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1). He gives me someone to live for who is worthy of any sacrifice, gift, service, and praise (Philippians 3:7-8).
Yes, from Him, through Him, and to Him captures my life in three simple words that eloquently describe what it means to live connected to the Creator God of the universe through my Savior, Jesus.
Question: Who do I live for?
Challenge: Life is well balanced when I live from Him, through Him and to Him.
Prayer: God, thanks for reaching down to me in this relationship with you and giving me a truly abundant life.
Dude Garrett, Chapel Leader -- Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks