|The Story is Alive!
I think I understand why ancient Israel got stuck in the desert.
They forgot who God was, and they forgot who they were. Or maybe they never got it in the first place.
I find it amazing how differently my days go depending on my perspective!
Now, I am not one who believes in “magic.” In other words, I don’t believe that by just declaring positive things, everything will “magically” be alright. I admit it. I also believe in action.
But oh how different my day goes when I remember, think, and speak from God’s perspective!
I was “Created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared before hand to be my way of life!” I am with Jesus in a “heavenly” position “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come.”
I love the words of the old Rich Mullins song where he sings the basic creed of the Christian Faith. “I believe in God the Father, Almighty Maker of Heaven and of Earth, I believe in Jesus Christ His only Begotten Son, our Lord…” Then he sings “I did not make it, no it is making me, it is the very truth of God not the invention of any man.”
We didn’t make up this Jesus stuff. It really happened.
Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a land far, far away (which happens to be here) God really did speak the Cosmos into existence! God really did create a paradise and a man and a woman in His image. He really did command them to be fruitful and multiply.
They really did mess it up.
I really mess things up.
God really did enter earth as a Real Life Flesh and Blood Human Person!
Jesus. Yeshua. Emmanuel. The Son of God. The Son of Mary.
That’s right. It’s all a true story! It isn’t something we made up to “define ourselves and give our lives meaning.” It is reality. It is truth. It all came to pass in the “Time-Space Continuum.”
We humans really did kill God while he walked among us. We hammered nails through his hands and feet and let him die an agonizing unjust death.
But just as our Hope is in God now, inspite of our failures, so was it then.
We screwed it up. God intervened.
And Jesus – Yeshua- the Savior of all Mankind busted right out of death and walked among us again.
That bit about Him soaring up into the sky at the end of His time with the Disciples? An actual event!
The promise to live inside of us through the Holy Spirit if we will believe this whole story and hope in Jesus? The very Truth of God, not the invention of any man!
I believe it.
He has promised to return, and HE WILL!
Knowing all this changes who I am! It starts deep inside and makes my Spirit and my Heart come to life. God help me remember!
Because of Jesus, everything God says about me is true!
Old things have passed away. ALL things are new.
This is true. God help me remember!
God give me Your Perspective!