A Measureless Invitation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control is a word that defines a great deal in the finite understanding of earth.

It is a word that can be used for good. It can make us feel safe and secure.

For instance, “Jason is in control of the car,” is a good thing.

Of course, truly, Jason is not in control of the car unless he is first in control of himself. But more on that later.

The concept of control makes sense on earth. But I am not writing about the math of earth. This book is about the measureless revelation of heaven. While control is the vocabulary of our finite physical story, this book is an invitation to the whole story – sovereign love.

You see, control is a finite word in a finite language among thousands of finite languages. But Love is a Person, an infinite revelation.

Control will end, but Love has no beginning and no end, Love has always been and will always be.

Control is a perspective, it articulates measurement. It can’t be applied to a measureless revelation. God is love. Love is immeasurable.

Jesus was the unraveling revelation of another way of thinking and perceiving. He was a re-introduction to our native tongue. He made it possible for us to be re-born so we might re-discover. When Jesus walked the earth, He redeemed our narrative so we could once again live in the finite from the infinite. At this exact moment, we are actually seated in Christ at the right hand of the Father.

So please understand, when I write, “God is not in control,” I am addressing a finite perspective with an infinite revelation. And the good news is, in Christ, it’s possible for us to discover this revelation. You see, the infinite lives inside of us!

While God placed us in a world defined by measurements, He breathed His Spirit, the measureless revelation of love, into us. So, while we live in the insecurities of this earth, we have been invited to live from the confidence of heaven.

I understand that the idea of a God in control can make us feel secure when we live in a fallen world defined by measurements. But it’s just not true. God is not in control, it’s infinitely better than that, God is love. And He is continually inviting us into this measureless revelation so we might live like Jesus, secure, on earth as it is in heaven.

At the end of the day, I am not trying to convince you that the concept of control doesn’t hold some merit here on earth. But this book isn’t about math, it’s about love, it’s about trust and intimacy. It’s an invitation into a measureless revelation…

Excerpted from Jason’s new book, God Is (Not) In Control: The Whole Story Is Better Than You Think


Jason Clark
is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

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