A Vision of God by Gary Ellis

“Since the incarnation, the question is no longer Is Jesus God-like? but Is God Jesus-like?” – Brennon Manning

So goes Brennon’s question from “Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God.”

It would seem – by a secret law of the soul – the way we live or feel about our lives is governed by the way we see God.  In “The Knowledge of the Holy” A.W. Tozer said, “What we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

We can know a good deal about God from Old Testament Scriptures.  But we can only truly know God by watching Jesus Christ.

It’s easy to gloss that statement and give it mental assent.  My challenge is that we look at Jesus more deeply with the eyes of quiet gazing, slower pondering.  Lift up the stories of Him before the eyes of your heart until He moves within your consciousness…until His reality moves you.  It’s when the heart begins to experience something beyond the brain’s calculations that we actually begin the reality of knowing.

Hebrews 1:3 tells us that Jesus is the radiance of God’s glory and the EXACT REPRESENTATION of His being.

Caution:  Jesus is not a super-sized, mega image of the best man we might be able to conceive.  He’s also not an attorney working feverishly to keep God from destroying us.  He’s beyond comprehension and comparison to images of natural invention.  However, even in our incompleteness of understanding, God truly is Jesus-like.

Your vision of God will shape your day, today!  Get that vision by watching Jesus.

Gary