September Visiting Teaching... Divine Attributes of Christ: Powerful and Full of Glory
This month's message, found HERE, is humbling.
Up to this month the attributes of Christ that we have ready about/studied are things that we can work to better, things we can work to obtain.
'Powerful and Full of Glory' are attributes that separate us from our Savior.
We are not glorified and although we may feel powerful at times, the power spoken of here is a Godly power.
We don't have that.
We can't, not here in this life.
This is why we need our Savior.
I love the scripture used in this message...
“I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended … upon the covenant people of the Lord, … and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory” (1 Nephi 14:14).
Because of our covenants, our promises made, our choices to bind ourselves to our Savior and this work, we are blessed and armed with that power and glory we can't obtain by ourselves.
I also like this scripture from 3 Nephi 19:29 where Christ is praying with the people who are there and have faith in Him...
"Father, I pray not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me out of the world, because of their faith, that they may be purified in me, that I may be in them as thou, Father, art in me, that we may be one, that I may be glorified in them."
I was just reading in 'Jesus The Christ' today and was reminded that throughout His ministry the Savior was always checking in with the Father. He was about His Father's work, they are one in purpose and Spirit and because of that unity our Savior has the glory and power of God.
I love this thought from D. Todd Christofferson
Jesus achieved perfect unity with the Father by submitting Himself, both flesh and spirit, to the will of the Father. His ministry was always clearly focused because there was no debilitating or distracting double-mindedness in Him. Referring to His Father, Jesus said, “I do always those things that please him” (John 8:29).
Surely we will not be one with God and Christ until we make Their will and interest our greatest desire. Such submissiveness is not reached in a day, but through the Holy Spirit, the Lord will tutor us if we are willing until, in process of time, it may accurately be said that He is in us as the Father is in Him.
What does this mean for us?
Our Savior desires to be one with us. Do we desire to be one with Him?
He desires us to be glorified to have His power and I think as we strive to become one with Him we can have these things.
It can, and will, be our strength as we go about our life journey.
Knowing that I can tap into a power that is Godly, strengthens my faith. I need not fear, only go forward increased in faith.
I want to align myself with my Savior and Heavenly Father, as the Son did with the Father. Here is where the greatest power lies, as well as the promise of glory and having all that the Father has.
I created this printable this month...
free digital kit from HERE.
I paired my thought with a bag of Sun Chips and use some washi tape to do the stickin'!