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Thursday, January 6, 2011

let's rock and roll

it seems to me that we put too much stake into what we can see, feel, hear, touch, and taste and yet that is the part of the life that we live that is temporary and fading away. if we only truly understood that it was the unseen spiritual existence of God that created the tangible world that we experience in our humanness, we would know that this world we see can and does change but the eternal, spiritual world does not and will not change.  so why do we want to cling to what is shakable, a life that is going to shift and move underneath our feet instead of what is unshakable and will be firm and solid forever?  God's Word reveals His plan for our lives here on this earth and forever into eternity.  He has great plans for us in every aspect of our lives; spirit, soul, and body. but, it is only as we begin to put our faith in the unseen reality over the seen that the power of God brings change into our human world and we begin to experience the Truth in the marriage of both of our worlds. 
i think it is just amazing how God has combined two different worlds into one.  the eternal, unseen, spiritual realm  has been combined with the temporary, tangible, physical world.  when Jesus died on the cross for our sin, he took our sin with Him and when He rose from the dead to sit at the right hand of the Father, He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell those who believe upon Him as their Savior.  Two worlds became one "in Christ."  it is Christ in us that is the hope of us experiencing the glory of God in our human lives. (colossians 1:27)   it is as we place our faith in the unseen work of Christ and His Spirit within us that the Truth of what He accomplished on the cross will become evident in this physical life that we exist in as our tangible world shakes, rattles and rolls under the power of the eternal God.
I Peter 1:9 says, "...you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, God's own purchased, special people." that is the unchangeable spiritual Truth because of our faith in Jesus.  we are a new race of people, one that has been united with the Spirit of the eternal God.  just imagine how much our natural, human lives are going to be rocked and changed if we begin to cling to the unseen, unshakable Truth of Christ no matter what it looks or feels like in our flesh. God and I are one spirit! that is almost more than my natural mind can comprehend, but i want to become so steadfast in that Truth that my whole world gets shaken up as it begins to align with the eternal Truth of God's Word. 
let's rock and roll!!!

9 comments:

RCUBEs said...

Inmates hate unannounced shakedowns by deputies. Because they always get caught with something like a prison-made wine or shank [improvised weapon]. I think the right attitude is to really be grateful when God is doing the same thing with us, believers or not. To make us draw ourselves nearer to Him. God bless you sister.

Warren Baldwin said...

Very good points, Christy Rose. "The marraige of two worlds." Well stated.

And I like RCUBES illustration, too.

Good post.

Connie Witter said...

One with God WOW! I've been pondering on that too! In the New Covenant thru Jesus He came to live within us. He transforms us from the inside out! My prayer for this year is,"Glorify yourself through me, Father, I want to be a reflection of You on this earth!

Christ is us the hope of displaying His glory

Connie Witter said...

I meant Christ IN us the hope of displaying His glory :)

Jenilee said...

God is amazing isn't He!? He has created his creation to bring Him glory. Always my prayer that that is taking place in our lives!

Mich said...

Ready to Rock!

So thankful for a God who "graces" me with the ability to try my best to serve Him daily.

Happy weekend!

RaD said...

Amen to that!

bluecottonmemory said...

I have soooo soooo sooo missed you! Welcome back! Throwing immense hugs your way!

I so get being shaken up, my entire world. I am learning to have peace on the chaos, but I feel like a toddler needing someone to hold my hand while I learn to walk it!

But for now, I'm just celebrating your return from a too long journey!

Kristin said...

It's so great to read your blog posts again, Christy!