Didn’t Appreciate It (2 Corinthians 4:6-7)

When I was growing up in Hawaii, every party I attended had a massive platter of sushi and sashimi. At that time, the ocean around the islands still had plentiful fish, particularly tuna, and much of the fish were locally sourced and for good reason. Many aficionados claim that Hawaiian Big Eye tuna is very special, even better than tuna sourced from Japan. This was always a part of every celebration. Sadly, I never partook of this because during this time in my life, I didn’t like the taste of raw fish. I was living in one of the best areas in the world for this delicacy and I did not appreciate it. It was not until nearly 15 years later did I discover my current love for these dishes. By then, I no longer lived in Hawaii. 

Much of my spiritual life was spent in similar ignorance. How often do I forget that the unlimited power and blessings of God dwells within me? When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit immediately indwelled within me. God is living within me! Why am I not living a life confident that I am empowered by God?

For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 

2 Corinthians 4:6-7 (NLT)

I didn’t partake of the bountiful blessings that were continually before me when I was growing up. As an adult and Christian, I often fail to partake of the bountiful blessings that Jesus Christ offers me. Why? God is Almighty but I am a fragile clay jar, corrupted by sin and continually rebelling against my Creator. Only through the saving grace of God can I experience the true blessings of God as He transforms and conforms me into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. 

Praise God for His grace and mercy!

Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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