ATTRIBUTES of GOD- Part 9 - God's Immanence
a worship devotional for musicians
inspired by A.W. Tozer: The Attributes of God: Vol. 1, A Journey Into the Father's Heart
Last night at worship practice we talked about Chapter 8: the Immanence of God: His "nearness" to us. God penetrates everything. "God dwells in His universe and yet the universe dwells in God. (p138)"
How close are we really to God? A quick check list of who Christ is 24-7- He is holy all the time…he is unselfish all the time, He is and was fully loving…kind 100% of the time…always forgiving…always zealous for the work of God at all times…and consistently humble throughout His entire ministry on earth. Now compare that list to ours: Are we truly holy? Do we behave unselfishly 100% of the time? Are we always motivated by love,… all the time? Kind 100% to others? Forgiving to those that we love, let alone, to those that insult us? Are we zealous for the work of the Lord …all the time? Humble in all situations? No, even if I could say "yes" to one of them, I couldn't say it to all of them.
Our old nature is so dissimilar with our Lord they don't even compare. His nature is divine vs. our nature is clearly not divine. But because God's presence is immanent, He can penetrate our soul and impute (infuse) into and onto us His righteousness. And He does that through the sacrifice Christ made on the cross. Christ is our advocate and we are washed, our natures revamped and made clean in the eyes of our heavenly Father rendering our differences in nature to Him as a non-issue regarding salvation.