To what extreme?

To what extreme would God go to, to fulfill his purpose in our lives?

This morning while I was doing my morning stretches, this question popped out at me. It came as I was thinking about an “extreme” that happened in my life over the past year. I would have never thought it could have happened, but did.

To what purpose has there been an “extreme” thing happen in your life? Like me, maybe you are experiencing the reason or purpose as to why. Maybe you don’t have a clue yet.

As we look over God’s word and see all the times he allowed or caused some things to happen in ones life to fulfill His purpose on the earth, we can understand that there seems to be some purpose in it all. God is so much bigger than we give him credit for. Since He is all about people and their salvation, would it not be a top priority for Him to go to extremes to get people to where they belong? Or does He not do this? He just lets us decide and choose? We make our own bed and sleep in it, so to speak.

Our example is Christ. He came to fulfill the Fathers will while here on the earth. What about us? Should we just haphazardly go about our lives and hope to make heaven someday, because we have been “saved?”

I believe that God has eternity in mind for us and all those that we come in contact with. His goal is : He wants to spend eternity with his creation and most often uses people to accomplish this.

So, give me some feedback. What do you think about God going to the extremes to get us to where we need to be in this life? Do you think it is important? Or do you think that we can just go about living our best here on this earth and just do what we think we should, and just trust him. What about divine intervention? Things that are out of our control? Does He intervene? If so, how often?

To what extremes have you gone through that were out of your choosing or control?


8 Responses to “To what extreme?”

  1. Matt Says:

    It was pretty extreme for Christ to come here and die in substitution for us. Also, don’t know if this is related, but it seems extreme to me. We literally have God inside us. Sometimes we treat the Holy Spirit like an it or a thing or a conscience. He’s GOD with us. That’s crazy. Anyway, thanks for letting me ramble.

  2. Richard Says:

    Wow! Quick response! Just finished the post and was getting ready to sign off.
    Good reply, so true! I like, “He’s GOD with us”

    May God bless you as you go out!

  3. cindyinsd Says:

    God does certainly go to extremes with us. I’ll bet 90% of Christians have some kind of “extreme” story. When I think of extremes, being a naturally somewhat pessimistic sort, I think of some of the hard times we go through and we ask, Why? What have I done? A lot of the time, the answer is, as it was with Job, “Nothing.” You didn’t do anything to deserve this, but God allowed it in your life to move you and/or others yet closer to Him; to develop your character as a son or daughter worthy of Him; to teach you obedience as even Jesus, who was without sin, learned obedience through the things that He suffered. So yeah–God does go to extremes–not only to draw us in, but also to grow us up. God is wild and dangerous, and good. He’ll do whatever it takes to make us the people He intends us to be.

  4. Richard Says:

    Right on! You hit it! That’s what I am talking about!
    There is something surely about “suffering”.
    Bless you! and thanks

  5. brotherjohnny Says:

    Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
    But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

  6. Richard Says:

    Amen! No truer words.
    Thanks bro

  7. EvangelismCoach Says:

    Extreme for God to expand the covenant to include those who were “not my people.”

    Extreme for God to find pleasure in the incarnation, death and resurrection of Jesus that we be reconciled (Col 1:19-21).

    Extreme for God to reach me, and save me, even when I wasn’t looking for Him.

    Extreme of God to gather the nations to worship Christ, and to use His people to facilitate that over centuries.

    just some thoughts this morning.

  8. Richard Says:

    Extreme for sure! Sounds like He is in the business of “extreme”.
    Thanks for sharing these thoughts.
    May hope was that I would get some more personal feedback on extremes in one’s personal life. But maybe I won’t. So be it.
    Bless you!

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