Conversion in Christ

Let Us Follow the Carpenter’s Son

This post is about conversion in Jesus Christ. Not just about believing in, or even believing Him, but actually being one in Him, as the scriptures state. It’s about being like Him, doing as He does, thinking and feeling as He does. Being truly converted into his likeness and image / countenance. For to be like Him, we must take on our true selves, and become the best version of who we are, reflecting even Him and His goodness in and on each one of us. For we truly come unto Him, to be who we really are. Let’s be in Him, and bear his name, being called His children.

We are not yet perfect, but can truly be perfect in Christ now, wherein we take upon us his yoke, and move forward side by side with Him, having Him pull our load with us. Through this we have the perfect opposition made possible, through His perfect balance, omniscience and grace.

As we do our best to do our part, He bears and affects His enabling strength into us to pull forward, and the rest of the needed effort is given by Him. This is what it means to be perfect in Christ now, to have His yoke and bear His cross. It is by His grace that we can do anything good in the first place.

Because of this partnership, we are never given more than we can handle, and we can always receive optimal growth, through struggling with the challenges He gives us. As we do so together with Christ, we can truly learn to be Closer in Him. For He is our example and life source.

Yes, we indeed need our Jesus! He is OUR Savior. Not some other God’s Son and people’s Savior, but our own! We NEED to trust in our brother Jesus Christ, the Holy Anointed one, for our survival, perpetuation, joy, happiness and peace. We must follow the lead and directions of the Carpenter’s Son. He is ours. Let’s be His!

In Him our lives are played out, for He took our lives into His body during the atonement, wherein we can deny ourselves, and take up His (our) cross, follow Him down our true road, and become as He is. This path is where we all must go. Like the Father, like the Son, like us.

Closer In Thee

Even as the Son is in Thee,
I want to be, growing from seed,
Giving glory in holy sanctity,
Closer in Thee.

As the earth is to tree,
I want to be rooted in peace,
Founded in holy increase,
Bound up, never to leave.

My soul’s richness,
Deepens in living waters,
Ever flowing pure and evenly,
In the time we spend in beauty.

My life enlivens with childlike excitement,
Jubilant in divine, holy love,
In unity and celestial thrill,
As we approach time on our sacred hill.

Our love is one of truth,
A tender bond of loyalty.
Giving our whole souls as proof,
Sealed in the bosom of eternity.

I cry out to all the families,
Throughout all unending space,
Time and all the eternities,
Remember your Godly place!

Secure your family line and home on high,
With relationships divine, husbands and wives,
Children, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and Sisters,
All entwined throughout eternal lives.

Shane

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