I’ve always believed that being a Christian should make a real difference – not only in terms of where we spend the hereafter – but also in the here-&-now of our daily existence. So how do we connect the dots between what we believe about The Lord & what happens to us in “real” life? Or do we?
As you may recall from Genesis 3, the serpent started up a conversation with Eve back in The Beginning. The most crafty of beings, he got her to question:
- God’s goodness &
- her own identity
If you’re going to connect those dots …
… between what you believe & what you experience, you need to know the Truth about those same 2 Things!
What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. ― A.W. Tozer
The enemy probably tries to do the same thing to you he did to Eve – virtually every day. He plants doubt to get you to question God’s care & personal involvement in your life.
But mostly, he distracts you by what’s going on in the physical realm — what you can know with your five senses. He wants to keep you thinking the spiritual realm is just something that happens in the movies.
He doesn’t want you to know who you really are in Christ because he knows he wouldn’t stand a chance against you. So he does the only thing he can do: confuse & intimidate you with everything that’s going wrong – to keep you living your life in the flesh.
My Prayer for You (Purloined from Paul)
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven & on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted & established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide & long & high & deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. EPHESIANS 3:14-19, NIV