Life with God and Jesus
It is an interesting thing to watch the Word of God come alive in life. Everything that the Word teaches is real, very real. It is the Living Word of God.
The Word is fluid, it moves with us through our walk in life. Living Water. He speaks through the Word with teaching, moldings, conviction, and so on. He guides us and fellowships with us through the Word. Prayers are answered and He reveals His will. Here are a couple of examples:
For instance, we read in 1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
It is heart-breaking and blessed at the same time. Blessed because we witness God come alive in our lives. We see how He is so real and true and it is edifying to know that Jesus came to reveal these things for us. To teach us and reveal the truth. Then to watch the truth come alive in every day events, it is truly blessed and amazing.
It is heart-breaking because as 1Cor2:14 says the truth is foolishness to those that are natural. As in, those that are worldly. Spiritual things are not understood. It is heartbreaking. There are scales on the eyes, ears are locked, and hearts are hardened. Some that are having challenges in life will hear the truth, but there is a blank stare, a blame here, a justification there, offense taken, become defensive, etc. The response is worldly, from the natural man. It’s as if they have no idea what is being said. Ugh, this tugs at the heart strings. Lord, help them. Lord help me to help You to help them.
Also, like in this last post: Sabbath and Fasting. We pray and seek God. Then we watch. As we enter the Word, He speaks, guides, answers, etc. We can’t experience these things unless we are in fellowship and surrounding ourselves with things of God.
I guess what I’m getting at in this post is that a life with God is a life with Jesus (the Word). To receive Him, we have to seek Him in the Word. We can’t expect God to just drop things out of the sky and make everything perfect by tossing up a prayer only when we need something. There has to be a relationship with Him… not just some 1 night stand once in a while.
He isn’t trying to glorify the natural man. He’s trying to get the natural man out of us and on the Cross where it belongs. His goal isn’t to give us that new car, that perfect job, that perfect relationship, financial freedoms, etc. These things are blessings as a result of having a relationship with Him first. His goal is to purify us into His image. To get the garbage out and the New in (Jesus). He won’t feed the natural man more natural things so that he can be more natural.. that wouldn’t make a lot of sense? He may for a lesson.. but in the end, He wants our hearts to be on Him, not the things of the world.
If we want God in our life, we must have a life with Jesus (the Word). If we are “spiritual” and “believe in a higher power”, but are not in the Word, then we are not in Him. As Jesus said in John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Lastly, this sums this up. God bless you and yours: John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.