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Posted by Ryan Leffel on

I am currently reading and studying through A. W. Tozer’s book, The Attributes of God Volume 1 A Journey Into the Father’s Heart. It is an overwhelming study because I quickly realized how much there is to know and how little I do know.
 
Do you remember as a child beginning to learn about numbers? Do you remember when the teacher introduced the term infinity? The idea that numbers are endless is a lot for a young child to understand. And so it is with God.
 
In chapter one, Tozer deals with God’s infinitude. He defines it as “All that God is, He is without bounds or limits.” If you have been a believer for many years it is easy to think that you know a lot about God. But God is infinite, so we can never come to the end of our knowledge of Him. Yet the scripture passage that Tozer highlights is Colossians 3:1-3:
 
If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above,
where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above,
not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ
in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with
Him in glory.
 
“Your life is hidden with Christ in God,” is where the journey begins to know the infinite God. According to Tozer salvation is more than an insurance policy against hell, but rather:
 
Christianity is a gateway into God. And then when you get into God, “with Christ
in God,” then you’re on a journey into infinity, into infinitude. There is no limit and
no place to stop. There isn’t just one work of grace, or a second work or a third work,
and then that’s it. There are numberless experiences and spiritual epochs and crises
that can take place in your life while you are journeying out into the heart of God in
Christ. (Tozer 3-4)
 
If God is without bounds or limits why do we put bounds and limits on God and on our own spiritual journey? Take a moment and ask God to reveal any constraints you might have put on Him in your life and ask Him to take you into infinitude with Him.
 
Ryan
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