Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3 RSV. That particular phrase struck me . Comfort. There are types it seems and they vary in intensity and expression, but God is the one who is so rich to own all of them .
Comfort could come in the form of a hug(the most common image) , in the form of a conversation when someone gets to pour his or her soul out . Comfort is many things to people. It could leave a sweet taste in the mouth from a favorite dish, for those who derive comfort from eatting. I personally find it comforting to talk and not only to talk , but to know that the person I am talking to, understands.Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit. Psalm 145:7
His understanding is beyond comprehension! NLT
His understanding is infinite.KJV
I prefer the word infinite. Meaning it goes into every area of our lives , unendingly. There is always time for God to understand you and me , into deep areas of our personailities. I admire and respect that . There are times when I hear intelligent people speak and I want to say “Holy ” and fall to my knees, when I realize that God made such people and if such people can be great orators, men and women of great understanding and intellect, then how much more God.If you want to be awed, how about you look at yourself. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. I like myself. I love myself. Yes, there was a time I didn’t much and I thought it wrong for people to like themselves, but I do now. Thanks to Joyce’s Meyers preachings . I can say I love who I am becoming . Now, consider all the little things that make you you and realize that you aren’t a combination of yourself. Baically, you are not your own making. All those fancy personality details are things of God. God in you and me who make us us . God is speaking and moving in us, living in us, acting in us, dwelling in our personalities, our humor, our devotion to Him, in our love He dwells, on our lips , He walks with our feet, expresses Himself in us when we smile and the list will go on everlastingly when we get to heaven .
It is my hope to be able to get to the point where we can lose our sleep for God. For us to be able to know that He is the safest place to be tired and rest in . To be able to go without food or clothing for God. People who do this are not made of a different sort of dust . There are made of long hours of prayer and a life of devotion to God. stuff that we can all be made of if we decide to let God take complete control over our lives. This Godwillbeoursatisfaction.
In 1peter 18You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold.
I am sure that list includes diamonds,rubies, sapphires,and so many others. Let that sink in and if it doesn’t, google the images of precious stones and imagine those pictures being multiplied till they filled every corner of the earth and realize that even that would not have been enough to buy you .You and I have been bought with expensive material. With the blood of Jesus .It is something worth losing sleep over. When you feel poor, the blood of Jesus is your wealth.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:3Revised Standard Version (RSV)